Severe weather pummeling southern US kills at least four people
Four people have been killed from the torrential rain and powerful tornadoes laying waste to the south over the weekend.
The severe weather ripped homes apart and sent other structures flying through the air.
Albert Foster of Knobel, Ark., was killed Saturday when his home was blown into a nearby pond, Clay County Sheriff Terry Miller told local media.
The lawman added in a Facebook post that many homes in northeast Arkansas were heavily damaged because of the severe weather.
Kentucky, where at least three people have died, saw some of the worst weather-related damage.
The roofs — and even some walls — were torn off structures throughout the state, as residents fled the killer conditions.
Authorities said Dallas Jane Combs, 79, died Saturday night when a tornado struck her home in south central Kentucky.
Combs’ husband was also injured when mighty winds blew him into the basement of their home, according to Nashville news channel WTVF. He was putting plastic along the house to block out rain at the time.
A man was killed in his car when extreme flooding washed it away in Simpson County, Ky., ABC News reported.
And firefighters in Henderson discovered a body inside a car that was submerged in a flooded ditch.
Missouri and Tennessee remained on high alert Saturday as the devastating tornadoes presented a dangerous reality.
The National Weather Service’s Nashville office said it picked up traces of debris from a handful of twisters in western portions of Tennessee.
“These storms are to be taken seriously,” the office said in a tweet.
With News wire services