Tornado touched down in central Pa. county, National Weather Service says

Jo Lloyd
April 16, 2019

"We'll be seeing severe weather from Florida to NY, with the most unstable parts so far in Georgia", said meteorologist David Roth of the National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center.

The watch includes Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany, Wyoming and Livingston counties.

The weather service said preliminary information showed an EF-3 tornado touched down with winds of 140 miles per hour. The line was supposed to move across Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties around that time.

Damaging winds, tornadoes, hail and heavy rain will all be possible this go-around, although where and how strong are still uncertain this far out.

Downed trees and damage to buildings and a transmission tower were reported, said meteorologist Monique Sellers. An 82-year-old man who was in the home was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life threatening. At least 11 tornadoes have touched down in three different states as a result of a stronger-than-usual storm system.

A possible tornado has left damage in southeastern Alabama on Sunday morning.

The Storm Prediction Center says trees and power lines are down in Brewton near the Florida line, and some power is out.

Tornado damage reports continue to come in for Monroe County.

The roof of a hotel in New Albany, Mississippi, was damaged, although the cause was unclear. They were in the back seat with their parents in the front, said Angelina County Sheriff's Department Capt. Alton Lenderman.

A third child, Sebastian Omar Martinez, 13, drowned late on Saturday when he fell into a drainage ditch fill with flash floodwaters near Monroe, Louisiana, said Deputy Glenn Springfield of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office. Angelina County Sheriff Greg Sanches said in a statement that the children, who were in the vehicle with their parents during the storm, were pronounced dead on the scene.

Deaths were reported across Mississippi, Texas and Louisiana.

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