From Texas to South Carolina, tornadoes cause damage

From Texas to South Carolina, tornadoes cause damage

Updated on March 23, 2022 18:51 PM by Ava Sara

How did it all start?  

Leaving everyone in shock and surprise, a storm system that started on Monday brought 25 tornadoes to Texas, including two major ones that may have damaged about 1,000 homes. The National Weather Service knows a huge and dangerous tornado hit the New Orleans area Tuesday night.

What do the reports say?  

CNN affiliate WDSU reported that the tornado had moved through the Lower Ninth Ward. As of 7:50 p.m. CT, the weather service said New Orleans was in the clear -- at least as far as the twister. Tornadoes were hitting Mississippi around  7 p.m. on Tuesday, and there were tornado watches in effect for eastern Louisiana, southern Mississippi, much of Alabama, and a portion of the Florida Panhandle.

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The view of Storm Prediction Center  

Storm prediction center looking over the current scenario tweeted that the threat for tornadoes will continue the same as a line of the storm moves east into AL through the evening hours. There is also a prediction of strong winds and hail. The center said that nighttime tornadoes are always said to be more deadly and dangerous, which is almost twice as daytime ones. They are known to be dangerous because people will be in a deep sleep and because an oncoming tornado can be shrouded in darkness, making it impossible for someone who is awake actually to see it.

County Judge Bill Gravell at a news conference.  

 As two tornadoes in Williamson County, Texas, had cut a path of damage more than 20 miles long, County Judge Bill Gravell at a news conference said that "We believe there is somewhere in the neighborhood of a thousand homes that have been damaged or completely destroyed," Keeping Tuesday's tornado watch on one side, more than 6 million of people from Louisiana up to Arkansas and Tennessee were under a flood watch or warning on the other side.

Students got emotional  

 Brad Burnett, the Superintendent of Jacksboro Independent School, mentioned that the elementary school students got "pretty emotional" when they left the school and saw the damage caused by the storm. Jacksboro's fire chief expressed that it was a massive one by stating, "I've been a part of emergency services for 24 years here; I've never seen anything nowhere near this magnitude here."

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