A three-year-old and eight-year-old were killed after a car was crushed by a tree in Lufkin, Texas, on Saturday
In West Monroe, Louisiana, a 13-year-old boy drowned in what is believed to be a weather-related incident
Two people were also killed overnight in Monroe County, Mississippi, as a tornado tore through Hamilton
At least 13 twisters were reported across Texas, Missouri, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama on Saturday and through Sunday morning, leaving more than 150,000 homes without power
Tornado watches were still in effect Sunday morning in parts of Florida, Alabama and Tennessee
Residents have been told to brace for hail, torrential downpours and strong wind gusts
By MEGAN SHEETS and KEITH GRIFFITH
14 April 2019
Two young boys killed in tornadoes ripping across the South have been identified.
Jace, three, and Dilynn Creel, eight, were were crushed to death in the back of their family’s car in Lufkin, Texas, when a tree toppled, according to the Angelina County Sheriff’s Office.
A GoFundMe campaign set up for the boys’ heartbroken parents, Brittney and Edward Creel, who were in the front seat but made it out physically unharmed, raised $1,700 toward its $20,000 goal in just three hours on Sunday morning.
Five people have been killed after at least 13 twisters were reported across Texas, Missouri, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama on Saturday, leaving more than 150,000 homes without power.
Meteorologists warn that 80 million people are at risk of powerful storm systems moving toward the East Coast on Sunday as tornado watches are in effect in parts of Florida, Alabama and Tennessee where residents have been told to brace for hail and strong wind gusts.
‘Potential for widespread severe thunderstorms Sunday across much of the Eastern US,’ the National Weather Service tweeted.
‘Damaging winds are expected to be the primary threat, but a few tornadoes are also possible. Some storms may also produce large hail or torrential downpours resulting in localized flash flooding.’