REPORTS: Flooding Continues in Northeast US

May 1, 2014; 4:45 AM ET
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Nick Marusiak spent 48 hours chasing tornadoes as a severe weather outbreak unfolded across Mississippi on April 29, 2014. He snapped this photo of the supercell that hit Louisville, Miss. (Photo/Nick Marusiak)

Update at 8:00 a.m. EDT Thursday:

This blog is no longer live, as the severe threat has ended. Detailed reports of the event can be found below.


The most powerful severe storm outbreak of the season so far unleashed fierce winds, violent thunderstorms, large hail, powerful tornadoes and generated massive flooding across more than 20 states over the last five days.

In the wake of the storms, more than 35 people are dead, thousands are without power and countless properties lay demolished on the ground.

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While the significant storm threat has ended, flash flooding threats will remain across the mid-Atlantic, particularly in the I-95 corridor from New York City to Washington, D.C., through Thursday.


UPDATES: (All times in Eastern time)

7:55 a.m. EDT Thursday: For the latest updates on the flooding, watch the morning edition of AccuWeather LIVE:

6:42 a.m. EDT Thursday:

6:15 a.m. EDT Thursday: Up to 10 inches of rain have been recorded in just two days' time by ASOS in Bay County, Fla.

5:24 a.m. EDT Thursday: Flooding is occurring on I-676 westbound between 22nd St and I-76 East/Schuylkill Expressway with a traffic disruption, 511PAPhilly reported.

5:12 a.m. EDT Thursday: More than 100 inmates and corrections officers were injured Wednesday night after a reported explosion at a Pensacola, Fla., jail, Escambia County officials said.

4:38 a.m. EDT Thursday: Hudson Line service continues to experience delays of up to 15 minutes due to a mudslide near Yonkers, N.Y., MTA said.

4:15 a.m. EDT Thursday: Numerous rainfall records were set Wednesday in the Northeast U.S.

Other Daily Rainfall Records Set on Wednesday

Location
Wednesday's Rain
Previous Record
LaGuardia Airport
5.26"
0.93" from 1963
J.F.K. Airport
4.68"
1.1" from 2005
Central Park, N.Y.
4.97"
0.89" from 1963
Islip, N.Y.
2.21"
1.12" from 2005
Bridgeport, Conn.
2.50"
0.59" from 1966
Newark, N.J.
5.24"
0.76" from 1966
Trenton, N.J.
4.03"
0.02" from 1918
Wilmington, Del.
3.89"
2.98" from 1947
Allentown, Pa.
3.13"
1.64" from 1947
Philadelphia
4.42"
3.29" from 1947
Reading, Pa.
3.00"
1.40" from 1947
Mount Pocono, Pa.
2.60"
0.96" from 1947

3:51 a.m. EDT Thursday: Harrisburg, Pa., shattered its April 30 rainfall record with 2.58 inches. The former record was 0.95 of an inch, which was set in 1947.

3:26 a.m. EDT Thursday: Pensacola, Fla., had its rainiest month on record during April 2014 with 29.53 inches of rain; 15.55 inches fell on April 29. The old all-time record was 24.49 inches of rain, which was set in April 2005.

3:19 a.m. EDT Thursday: About 80 flights have been canceled and another 130 delayed in the U.S. early Thursday morning, FlightStats reported.

2:54 a.m. EDT Thursday: Flooding blocks part of the Saw Mill River Parkway in the area of Greenburgh, N.Y., 511NY reports.

2:21 a.m. EDT Thursday: Left lane closed on I-95 southbound between exits 6 and 5 near Stamford, Conn., Connecticut Department of Transportation said.

2:00 a.m. EDT Thursday: Washington Dulles airport shattered April 30 rainfall record with 3.99 inches. Old record was 0.72 of an inch, which was set in 2005. The airport also broke April's monthly record with 7.41 inches; the old record was 7.35 inches, which was set in 1973.

1:47 a.m. EDT Thursday: Flooding on Belt System - Southern Parkway east at 130th St with all lanes blocked, 511NY said.

1:38 a.m. EDT Thursday: It's raining in Boston. Traffic is moving on I-93 at Boston Sand & Gravel, according to 511 Massachusetts.

12:53 a.m. EDT Thursday: Flooding on part of New York 303 at North Palisades Center Drive (Clarkstown), 511NY said.

12:42 a.m. EDT Thursday: More than 1,000 flights canceled and 7,000 delayed in the U.S., according to FlightStats.

12:37 a.m. EDT Thursday: As of 11:38 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 2 inches of rain fell at Avon, Conn., NWS spotter said.

12:18 a.m. EDT Thursday: Flood damage from Wednesday in Gulf Breeze, Fla.

12:14 a.m. EDT Thursday: Flooding on Ohio Route 151 between Scio and Bowerston, Ohio, NWS spotters and sheriff's office report.

11:43 p.m. EDT Wednesday: Part of the Northern State Parkway near Oyster Bay exit in New York is closed due to flooding, 511NY reported.

11:35 p.m. EDT Wednesday: From earlier Wednesday in Hunterdon County, N.J.:

11:11 p.m. EDT Wednesday: A voluntary evacuation issued for the flood zone of Cranford, N.J., emergency management reported.

11:05 p.m. EDT Wednesday:

Roads reopening in Baltimore County after six hours of flooding.

10:24 p.m. EDT Wednesday: Due to low clouds, there is a ground stop for flights arriving at Teterboro Airport, Teterboro, N.J., the FAA said.

10:17 p.m. EDT Wednesday: Flooding shown along MTA line.

10:08 p.m. EDT Wednesday: Disruptions reported along MTA lines in New York because of flooding.

10:03 p.m. EDT Wednesday:

8:32 p.m. EDT Wednesday: Flooding near Sterling Park in Loudoun County, Va. Water flowing over Thomas Avenue at Sugarland Run between Lakeland Drive and Algonkian Parkway emergency management reports.

7:58 p.m. EDT Wednesday: More than 5,400 U.S. flights have been delayed and another 868 have been canceled, according to FlightStats.

7:37 p.m. EDT Wednesday:Numerous roads closed due to flooding across Montgomery County, Pa., reports emergency management.

6:44 p.m. EDT Wednesday: Watch AccuWeather Live Now: discussing the most recent details about the heavy rainfall impacting the East.

5:31 p.m. EDT Wednesday: Waterspout reported approximately 4 miles off the coast of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., reports NWS spotter.

5:11 p.m. EDT Wednesday: A sinkhole about 20 to 30 feet deep formed near North Charles Street and East 26th Street, in the Park Heights section of Baltimore reports emergency management.

4:22 p.m. EDT Wednesday:

4:09 p.m. EDT Wednesday: Paper mill flooded with at least 6 inches of water flowing across it between Popular Hill Road and Phoenix Road 1 mile south of Phoenix, Baltimore County., Md., reports NWS spotter.

3:32 p.m. EDT Wednesday: Emergency management reports a high-water rescue, 1 mile southwest of Chevy Chase View, Montgomery County, Md., at the Interstate Highway 495 underpass.

3:08 p.m. EDT Wednesday: Since the tornado outbreak began on Sunday, The Salvation Army has provided 4,509 meals, 5,535 drinks and 4,130 snacks to survivors and first responders, as well as emotional and spiritual care, clean-up kits and comfort kits (which contain items like toothbrushes, soap and other personal hygiene items a disaster survivor might need) said Major Ron Busroe, community relations and development secretary for The Salvation Army.

2:15 p.m. EDT Wednesday: More than 2,300 flight delays and nearly 600 flight cancellations in the United States, according to FlightStats.

1:46 p.m. EDT Wednesday: Moderate to excessive airport delays are mounting in the storm's path, including for Newark, La Guardia and Philadelphia:

(Graphic/FlightStats)

1:32 p.m. EDT Wednesday:

1:15 p.m. EDT Wednesday: Multiple roadways across Loudoun County in Virginia are closed as a result of high flood waters, according to local emergency managers.

12:55 p.m. EDT Wednesday: Radar indicates a tornado moving through Greensville and Sussex counties in southeastern Virginia.

11:57 a.m. EDT Wednesday: Watch the latest edition on AccuWeather LIVE for updates on the storm track:

11:26 a.m. EDT Wednesday:Flooded roadways in Pensacola, Fla., where rainfall amounts went into the double digits:

(Instagram/stephleighann)

10:50 a.m. EDT Wednesday: An NWS-trained spotter in Lewis County, Ky., reports 1.28 inches of rain fell in just 12 hours.

10:37 a.m. EDT Wednesday: The Department of Highways in Maryland is reporting roadway flooding across Anne Arundel County, including road closures in Annapolis.

9:44 a.m. EDT Wednesday:

9:23 a.m. EDT Wednesday: Flooding enveloped a parking lot in Fayettville, N.C., this morning:

(Instagram/cwalk24)

9:07 a.m. EDT Wednesday: School buses in Brodhead, Ky., were unable to pass flooded bridges on highway 1505, reports the local 911 call center. Flooded roadways have been closed.

8:20 a.m. EDT Wednesday: A kayak floats indoors in Gulf Breeze, Fla., as high flood waters creep in.

(Photo/Abby Burton)

8:00 a.m. EDT Wednesday: Watch the latest edition of AccuWeather LIVE for updates on the flooding and today's severe weather threat:

7:22 a.m. EDT Wednesday:

6:49 a.m. EDT Wednesday: A 911 call center at Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., reports major flooding across Walton County. Flood waters have entered homes and stalled vehicles on the roadways.

6:31 a.m. EDT Wednesday: According to the emergency manager in Jackson County, Fla., heavy rains and flash flooding have closed 64 roads in the county.

6:10 a.m. EDT Wednesday: Roads in northwest Florida continue to close as high flood waters submerge them:

5:30 a.m. EDT Wednesday: More than 41,000 customers are without power in Georgia this morning.

4:46 a.m. EDT Wednesday: Baldwin County, Ala., Emergency Management reports historic flooding south of I-10. Residents are advised not to travel.

3:30 a.m. EDT Wednesday: Gulf Shores, Ala., has received 14.37" of rain since 5 p.m. EDT Tuesday. Flash Flood Emergency continues across the region.

1:35 a.m. EDT Wednesday: Fish River in southern Alabama will go into major flood stage within the hour.

12:00 a.m. EDT Wednesday: Astounding 3.39 inches of rain in 27 minutes fell in Pensacola, Fla. There were 5.68 inches that fell in one hour and 7.18 inches in three hours.

11:11 p.m. EDT Tuesday: Fatality confirmed in Escambia County, Fla. Person drowned in submerged vehicle on Highway 29 near Chemstrand.

10:49 p.m. EDT Tuesday: Flash Flood Emergency for Mobile and Baldwin counties in Alabama. Many roads flooded and impassible.

9:41 p.m. EDT Tuesday: As of Tuesday evening, more than 2,200 Faulkner County, Ark., residents remained without power due to the storms, reports Entergy Arkansas.

9:19 p.m. EDT Tuesday:

9:10 p.m. EDT Tuesday: Emergency manager reports numerous flooded roads across Wilson County, N.C. Several roads remain impassable.

9:03 p.m. EDT Tuesday:

8:42 p.m. EDT Tuesday: 911 call center reported flooding throughout the town of Farmville in Pitt County, N.C.

8:00 p.m. EDT Tuesday:

7:52 p.m. EDT Tuesday: Tornado reported on the ground near Autryville and Salemburg in Samson County, N.C., reports NWS spotter.

7:37 p.m. EDT Tuesday: NASA has released a video featuring satellite footage of the storm system that produced deadly tornadoes Sunday and Monday in parts of Oklahoma, Arkansas and Mississippi.

(Video/NASA)

7:19 p.m. EDT Tuesday: Due to flooding, Baldwin County road 20 is impassable in Miflin, Ala., near Glenlake Estates, reports law enforcement.

6:47 p.m. EDT Tuesday: Watch 'AccuWeather LIVE' Now: discussing the most recent details about Tuesday's continued outbreak of severe weather and tornadoes across portions of the South.

6:11 p.m. EDT Tuesday: Quarter-sized hail in Brookhaven, Lincoln County, Miss., along U.S. Highway 84, reports emergency management.

4:57 p.m. EDT Tuesday: Emergency management reports a funnel cloud in the vicinity of Highway 295 and Interstate Highway 95 about 2 miles northeast of Eastover, Cumberland County, N.C.

4:41 p.m. EDT Tuesday:

4:29 p.m. EDT Tuesday: Tornado 7 miles northeast of Fayetteville, N.C., confirmed by radar, moving 15 mph to the northeast.

3:58 p.m. EDT Tuesday: Thunderstorms are developing the potential to produce a tornado in Cumberland, Sampson and Wilson counties in North Carolina. Radar is indicating rotation in the storms.

3:44 p.m. EDT Tuesday: Storms between Fayetteville and Rocky Mount, N.C., along I-95 are rapidly strengthening and can produce severe weather at any time.

3:40 p.m. EDT Tuesday:

2:43 p.m. EDT Tuesday: The NWS in Jackson, Miss., is surveying the damage of the tornado which hit Louisville, Miss. on April 28, 2014. The tornado has been give a preliminary rating of EF-4. (Photo/NWS Jackson, Miss.)

2:35 p.m. EDT Tuesday: Funnel cloud reported in between Cove City and Highway 70 in Craven County, N.C., according to an NWS spotter.

2:05 p.m. EDT Tuesday: "Thunderstorms are now initiating along the Mississippi River and in northern Louisiana," AccuWeather Meteorologist Randy Atkins said. "This will carry over into central Mississippi over the next several hours and become more expansive with time."

1:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday: In Little Rock, Ark., the local NWS station surveyed the area following the storms that barreled through the region on Sunday, April 27, 2014. They found multiple homes flattened, including this basement shelter:A basement off Highway 89 was completely blown away after severe storms pummeled the region on Sunday, April 27, 2014. (Photo/NWS Little Rock)

12:45 p.m. EDT Tuesday: According to Stephanie Coomer, deputy director of the Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau, "The Elvis Birthplace and all other Elvis-related attractions including Tupelo Hardware and Downtown Tupelo are fully functioning and with power. In addition, all of our other major attractions such as the Tupelo Automobile Museum, Tupelo Buffalo Park and Zoo and Healthworks! Kids Museum are open and received no damage. The area north of the tornado damage, including the Mall at Barnes Crossing, is without power, but report no major damages."

12:20 p.m. EDT Tuesday: "We do expect some severe storms, including a few tornadoes, to erupt over the Ohio Valley states later this afternoon and evening," said AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.

11:55 a.m. EDT Tuesday: For the latest updates on the severe storms watch the noon edition of AccuWeather LIVE:

11:30 a.m EDT Tuesday:

11:05 a.m. EDT Tuesday:

10:10 a.m. EDT Tuesday: Approximately 18,500 Georgia Power customers still without power across the state with the majority of the outages around the metro Atlanta area.

9:45 a.m. EDT Tuesday: The NWS station for Jackson, Miss., sent survey teams out to Leake, Winston and Rankin counties this morning to access storm damage.

8:40 a.m. EDT Tuesday: The NWS station for Mobile, Ala., reports 4.6 inches of heavy rain since 1 a.m. local time, stating that most of it fell in just one hour.

8:15 a.m. EDT Tuesday:

7:55 a.m. EDT Tuesday: Watch the latest edition of AccuWeather LIVE for the most recent storm track updates:

7:32 a.m. EDT Tuesday:

7:03 a.m. EDT Tuesday: "We are currently looking at a dangerous line of storms across the southeast, just about to enter the Florida Panhandle and central Georgia," said AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Evan Duffey. "From the Smokey Mountains to the Gulf Coast, tornado watches have been issued and should follow the storm eastward. The big threat right now looks to be wind and heavy downpours bringing localized flooding, however, based on yesterday's storms, there is the potential for tornadoes once again."


UPDATES: (All times below are in Central time)

5:47 a.m. CDT Tuesday:

5:18 a.m. CDT Tuesday: According to the emergency manager, a tornado watch will remain in effect for Cherokee County, Ga., until 11 a.m. EDT Tuesday.

4:53 a.m. CDT Tuesday: States of emergency have been declared for all counties in Mississippi, Georgia and Alabama.

4:29 a.m. CDT Tuesday: An emergency manager reports that lightning induced a house fire in Andalusia, Ala.

4:05 a.m. CDT Tuesday: A tornado emergency is in effect for southeastern Lee County, located in Alabama. This includes the Smiths Station and Monterey Heights.

3:50 a.m. CDT Tuesday:

3:10 a.m. CDT Tuesday: The Mobile Regional Airport reports that 4 inches of rain has fallen over the past hour.

2:43 a.m. CDT Tuesday: The Associated Press is reporting at least 26 fatalities so far from the storms on Sunday and Monday.

1:46 a.m. CDT Tuesday: A line of gusty thunderstorms is about to move over Mobile, Ala.

1:09 a.m. CDT Tuesday: Emergency manager reporting structural damage to a shelter in Aroney, Ala., with people trapped inside.

12:44 a.m. CDT Tuesday: A tornado emergency is in effect for Crossville and Collinsville, Ala.

12:38 a.m. CDT Tuesday: Lightning has sparked a house fire in Grove Hill, Ala., says Emergency Manager.

12:26 a.m. CDT Tuesday: A funnel cloud has been spotted near Lenoir City, Tenn., with the storm tracking to the north and east, NWS trained spotter reports.

11:39 p.m. CDT Monday:

11:17 p.m. CDT Monday: A tornado emergency is in effect for Birmingham, Ala., and surrounding areas with a large tornado confirmed on the ground.

10:53 p.m. CDT Monday: The Kimberly Fire Department in Kimberly, Ala., located north of Birmingham, has been destroyed according to 911 call center.

10:47 p.m. CDT Monday: A confirmed tornado is tracking towards Birmingham, Ala.

10:41 p.m. CDT Monday: Law enforcement reports multiple gas leaks and property damage south of Tuscaloosa, Ala.

10:25 p.m. CDT Monday: A tornado emergency is now in effect for northwestern Jefferson County, located north of Birmingham, Ala.

10:16 p.m. CDT Monday: A tornado emergency is in effect for southern Tuscaloosa country. This includes the towns of Cottondale and Coaling.

10:12 p.m. CDT Monday: A tornado is on the ground just south of Tuscaloosa, Ala., according to fire department scanner traffic.

9:55 p.m. CDT Monday: The University of Alabama is in the path of a thunderstorm showing strong rotation, possible tornado.

9:24 p.m. CDT Monday: All homes are gone on Price Lane and Howell Hill Road, located near Crystal Springs, Tenn., reports National Weather Service spotter.

8:42 p.m. CDT Monday: Every county in the state of Alabama is under a declared State of Emergency by Robert Bentley, according to Associated Press.

8:34 p.m. CDT Monday: The Associated Press is reporting at least seven have been killed due to severe weather across Alabama and Mississippi.

7:54 p.m. CDT Monday:

7:09 p.m. CDT Monday: NWS and Brandon, MS police department is reporting trees on homes and damage across the city.

6:53 p.m. Monday CDT:

6:45 p.m. Monday CDT: NWS is reporting heavy damage in the suburb of Richland near Jackson, Miss.

6:40 p.m. Monday CDT: A large tornado confirmed by NWS is moving through the suburb of Pearl near Jackson, Miss.

6:12 p.m. CDT Monday: An 18-wheeler overturned on Highway 45 three miles north of Crawford, Miss. emergency management reports.

5:48 p.m. CDT Monday: Watch the latest edition of AccuWeather LIVE below, discussing the most recent details about Monday's outbreak of life-threatening tornadoes across Mississippi, and the storms moving into Alabama.

5:47 p.m. CDT Monday: Supercell with likely tornado now headed towards Columbus, MS.

5:36 p.m. CDT Monday:

5:32 p.m. CDT Monday: A home was struck by lightning in Franklin, Tenn., the emergency manager reports.

5:30 p.m. CDT Monday: Emergency management reports baseball-sized hail in Elkmont, Limestone County, Ala.

5:24 p.m. CDT Monday: Emergency manager confirmed a tornado about four miles southeast of Vicksburg, Miss.

5:15 p.m. CDT Monday: Law enforcement reporting heavy damage just south of Louisville, Miss.

5:07 p.m. CDT Monday:

5:04 p.m. CDT Monday: Significant damage in Louisville, Miss., reports National Weather Service spotter.

4:31 p.m. CDT Monday:

4:12 p.m. CDT Monday: Significant damage in North Tupelo.

3:51 p.m. CDT Monday:

3:36 p.m. CDT Monday:

3:28 p.m. CDT Monday: Supercell with likely tornado less than 50 miles to the southwest of Starkville, Miss.

3:01 p.m. CDT Monday: Watch AccuWeather LIVE below as we go live to cover the life-threatening tornado situation unfolding across Mississippi.

2:53 p.m. CDT Monday: Tornado at the intersection of the Highway 45 and Highway 78 in Tupelo reports National Weather Service spotter.

2:42 p.m. CDT Monday: Multiple-vortex tornado confirmed near Tupelo, Miss.

2:12 p.m. CDT Monday:

1:59 p.m. CDT Monday: Golf ball-sized hail five miles north of Montgomery City, Mo. reports a National Weather Service spotter.

1:39 p.m. CDT Monday: The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 9 p.m. CDT for parts of Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee. This is a particularly dangerous situation.

1:25 p.m. CDT Monday:

12:49 p.m. CDT Monday: Quarter-sized hail reported by National Weather Service spotter in Holts Summit, Callaway County, Mo.

12:17 p.m. CDT Monday:

11:49 a.m. CDT Monday: Law enforcement reports a water rescue at the intersection of Highway 166 North and Hampshire Pike, in Maury Co., Tenn.

11:15 a.m. CDT Monday: Flash flooding in Hampshire, Tenn., 10 miles west of Columbia, the emergency manager reports. Water around houses and Highway 412 is washed out in the area.

11:10 a.m. CDT Monday:

10:46: a.m. CDT Monday: Watch the latest edition of AccuWeather LIVE for updates on the severe weather that will continue throughout the day:

10:36 a.m. CDT Monday: Flash flooding reported in Hohenwald, Lewis County, Tenn. Water rescue of a driver on Wildcat Branch Road is underway reports the local fire department.

10:11 a.m. CDT Monday:

9:40 a.m. CDT Monday: Several highways underwater, including Highway 119, 90, 49, 139 and 62, due to flash flooding in Clay County, Ark., according to law enforcement.

8:48 a.m. CDT Monday: Accident on the westbound shoulder of I-40 in Faulkner County, Ark., is causing eastbound delays. Motorists looking at the damage from the Mayflower tornado are also causing delays, according to the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department's Twitter account.

7:58 a.m. CDT Monday: Law enforcement in Tipton County, Tennessee, report that several roads are under water and impassable as a result of flash flooding.

7:40 a.m. CDT Monday: FAA lists gate hold and taxi delays at Chicago O'Hare airport as a result of the weather.

7:20 a.m. CDT Monday: Significant storm damage in Mayflower, Ark.:

(Photo/James Bryant, @nlrweatherman)

6:55 a.m. CDT Monday: Watch the latest edition of AccuWeather LIVE for updates on the severe weather that will persist through the day:

6:32 a.m. CDT Monday: "A slow-moving cold front will be the focus for the strongest thunderstorms this morning," said AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Mike Leseney. "Severe weather remains a concern across eastern Arkansas, northern Louisiana and from western Tennessee into northern Alabama this morning."

6:17 a.m. CDT Monday:

5:50 a.m. CDT Monday: More than 18,000 are still without power in Arkansas.

5:34 a.m. CDT Monday: Law enforcement in Campbell, Mo., report flash flooding in Dunklin county. The north end of the county reportedly has roads under water, residents required rescue from their homes.

5:13 a.m. CDT Monday: Flood waters are closing roads in portions of Arkansas:

4:54 a.m. CDT Monday: More than 1,200 Empire District Electric Co. customers were without power at this time near Quapaw, Okla., where a tornado struck Sunday, the utility reported.

4:36 a.m. CDT Monday: More than 21,000 Arkansas electric customers were without service at this time, utilities reported.

4:02 a.m. CDT Monday: Lightning ignited a gas well on fire between Mount Enterprise and Garrison, Texas, emergency management reported.

3:55 a.m. CDT Monday: More than 1,600 customers in Bowie County, Texas, were without power Monday morning, Southwestern Electric Power Co. reported.

3:29 a.m. CDT Monday: A home was damaged by a tornado five miles east-northeast of Hosston, Bossier Parish, La., with one person injured, law enforcement said.

3:17 a.m. CDT Monday: Ten people are confirmed dead in Faulkner County, Ark., after Sunday's storm, the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management said.

2:56 a.m. CDT Monday: President Barack Obama, during a news conference in the Philippines, spoke about the central U.S. tornadoes. "Your country will be there to help you recover and rebuild, as long as it takes," The Associated Press quoted the president as saying.

2:48 a.m. CDT Monday: Tennis-ball-sized hail fell at 1:55 a.m. CDT Monday at Hughes Springs, Texas, an NWS spotter reported.

2:36 a.m. CDT Monday: Numerous roads under water at New Madrid, Mo., law enforcement reported.

2:24 a.m. CDT Monday: Non-severe thunderstorms could hamper search-and-rescue efforts in Mayflower, Ark., in about an hour and in Vilonia, Ark., in about two hours, AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Brian Lada said.

2:19 a.m. CDT Monday: Thirteen people now confirmed dead after tornadoes hit Faulkner, Pulaski and White counties in Arkansas, the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management reported.

2:03 a.m. CDT Monday: 3.98 inches of rain fell at Doniphin, Mo., an NWS spotter reported.

1:40 a.m. CDT Monday: More than 19,000 Arkansas electric customers were without power early Monday, utilities reported.

1:09 a.m. CDT Monday: A recreational vehicle park was severely damaged around 10:25 p.m. CDT Sunday, one mile north of the Cape Girardeau, Mo., Regional Airport, emergency management reported. At least seven RVs were damaged with one rolling 25 yards. A pole barn next to the park was destroyed.

12:49 a.m. CDT Monday: Severe property damage reported on Sunday in Baxter Springs, Kan. Gov. Sam Brownback declared a state of emergency.

12:14 a.m. CDT Monday: Numerous trees were downed, including two that fell onto two houses, in Greenwood, Ark., law enforcement reported.

12:02 a.m. CDT Monday: Gov. Mike Beebe's office and the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management said 11 people died there in the tornadoes on Sunday.

11:56 p.m. CDT Sunday: Car under water at a convenience store in Pfeiffer, Mo., from flash flooding, law enforcement reported.

11:47 p.m. CDT Sunday: Storm damage photo from Mayflower, Ark.

Travel trailers and motor homes are piled on top of each other at Mayflower RV in Mayflower, Ark., Sunday, April 27, 2014. A powerful storm system rumbled through the central and southern United States on Sunday, spawning tornadoes. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

11:30 p.m. CDT Sunday: 2.8 inches of rain fell seven miles northwest of Poplar Bluff, Mo., with flooding in Butler County, reports trained spotter.

11:09 p.m. CDT Sunday: Arkansas death toll now 8 from tornadoes.

10:53 p.m. CDT Sunday: Death toll rises in Arkansas, according to Gov. Mike Beebe's office.

10:49 p.m. CDT Sunday: Flash flooding in Poplar Bluff, Mo., with water rescues being performed, emergency management reports.

10:36 p.m. CDT Sunday: Damage earlier Sunday from storm in Mayflower, Ark.:

10:34 p.m. CDT Sunday: About 1,500 OG+E customers were without electricity in Oklahoma, the utility reported.

10:25 p.m. CDT Sunday: Damage reports coming out of Vilonia, Ark., include numerous houses damaged or destroyed and a fast-food restaurant damaged, according to trained spotters. The Arkansas Game and Fish headquarters, east of Mayflower, Ark., also was heavily damaged.

10:15 p.m. CDT Sunday: Numerous gas leaks reported in Vilonia, Ark., where search-and-rescue efforts are under way, according to fire department scanner traffic.

10:13 p.m. CDT Sunday: Arkansas state government responding to severe storms:

10:02 p.m. CDT Sunday: Traffic causing problems for responders in Quapaw, Okla.:

9:56 p.m. CDT Sunday: Major gas leak reported on North Street in storm-damaged Vilonia, Ark., according to fire department scanner traffic.

9:48 p.m. CDT Sunday: About 14,000 Entergy Arkansas customers were without power, the utility reported.

9:32 p.m. CDT Sunday: Tornado emergency at Swifton, Ark., the NWS said.

9:29 p.m. CDT Sunday: Mayflower, Ark., tornado:

9:22 p.m. CDT Sunday:

9:15 p.m. CDT Sunday: Tornado spotted at Jacksonport, Arkansas, law enforcement reports.

9:00 p.m. CDT Sunday:

8:54 p.m. CDT Sunday: The National Weather Service is reporting a tornado emergency for Thida and Oil Trough, Ark.

8:47 p.m. CDT Sunday: Law enforcement reporting a tornado in Denmark, Ark.

8:41 p.m. CDT Sunday: Around 17,000 power outages with 11,000 in Pulaski County, Ark reports Entergy Arkansas

8:33 p.m. CDT Sunday: According to KATV in Little Rock, one person has been confirmed dead along Highway 365 in Mayflower.

8:11 p.m. CDT Sunday:

8:02 p.m. CDT Sunday: El Paso and Floyd, Ark., under tornado emergency.

7:58 p.m. CDT Sunday The tornado-producing cell is now northeast of Vilonia, approximately 25 miles to the southwest of Searcy, Ark.

7:47 p.m. CDT Sunday The National Weather Service in Little Rock is reporting houses badly damaged south of Mayflower, Ark. and Saltillo, Faulkner County, Arkansas.

7:36 p.m. CDT Sunday: A tornado, estimated at around half a mile wide, has crossed Interstate 40 around mile marker 140, one mile southeast of Mayflower, Ark. reports National Weather Service spotter.

7:19 p.m. CDT Sunday: The National Weather Service in Little Rock, Ark., has issued a tornado emergency in effect for Maumelle, Ark. A tornado was reported along Lake Maumelle.

6:51 p.m. CDT Sunday:

6:36 p.m. CDT Sunday: A very large storm is currently moving north, bringing hail to the southwest suburbs of the Kansas City metropolitan area, and has the potential to develop a tornado as it tracks north, AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Brian Edwards said.

6:18 p.m. CDT Sunday Emergency management reports a funnel cloud, three miles southwest of Foster, Bates County, Mo.

6:05 p.m. CDT Sunday: Joplin, Mo., Airport reported a tornado on the ground around 5:52 p.m. CDT.

5:51 p.m. CDT Sunday: Watch the latest edition of AccuWeather LIVE for updates on the severe weather outbreak:

5:42 p.m. CDT Sunday: Dust storm and visibility under one mile reported near Great Bend, Barton County, Kan., reports National Weather Service spotter.

5:32 p.m. CDT Sunday


4:58 p.m. CDT Sunday: A storm chaser sighted a brief tornado touch down south of Polk, Neb., according to the National Weather Service. This tornadic thunderstorm will continue to track just east of Polk and Clarks, Neb., within the next 30 minutes.

4:47 p.m. CDT Sunday: Confirmed tornado located near Mount Vernon, Iowa, tracking toward Morley and Martelle, Iowa.

4:37 p.m. CDT Sunday: Thunderstorms with a history of producing hail and damaging winds approaching Davenport, Iowa.

4:24 p.m. CDT Sunday: A thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado located near Messer, Okla., tracking south of Rattan, Okla.

4:17 p.m. CDT Sunday: Storm clouds moving over Alda, Neb. (Photo/@EXTREMECHASER)

3:52 p.m. CDT Sunday: The Storm Prediction Center has labeled the tornado threat across Arkansas, including Little Rock, a "particularly dangerous situation;" violent tornadoes a serious concern.

3:44 p.m. CDT Sunday:

3:21 p.m. CDT Sunday: A funnel cloud has been reported one mile north of Floris, Iowa by a National Weather Service spotter.

2:42 p.m. CDT Sunday: A confirmed tornado was located near Upland, Nebraska, and tracking toward the community of Minden, Nebraska.

2:28 p.m. CDT Sunday: Severe thunderstorms, with the threat of tornadoes, are tracking in an unusual southeast-to-northwest fashion across Nebraska.

2:25 p.m. CDT Sunday: A thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado and quarter-sized hail was tracking toward Hildreth, which was located in south-central Nebraska.

1:50 p.m. CDT Sunday: Tornado danger is increasing in and around western and central Arkansas, prompting the issuance of a tornado watch. This watch includes Little Rock and is in effect until 9 p.m. CDT.

1:20 p.m. CDT Sunday: All severe weather watches and warnings are listed on the AccuWeather.com Severe Weather Center page.

1:10 p.m. CDT Sunday: A thunderstorm that caused tree damage in Warrensburg, Missouri, it tracking toward Sweet Springs, Missouri.

12:55 p.m. CDT Sunday: Looking to the southeast, a funnel cloud was sighted in Richmond, Missouri. The person who reported the sighting to the National Weather Service also noted the occurrence of dime-sized hail.

12:53 p.m. CDT Sunday: A thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Odessa, Missouri, and was tracking toward the communities of Dover and Carrollton. This thunderstorm produced a 60-mph wind gust in Odessa.

12:40 p.m. CDT Sunday: A line of thunderstorms with a history of producing hail and damaging winds continues to track across northwestern Missouri.

12:30 p.m. CDT Sunday: The environment is becoming more conducive for the development of tornadoes in the vicinity of western Arkansas. Thunderstorms capable of spawning tornadoes will begin to increase in coverage across this area during the mid-afternoon hours.

12:25 p.m. CDT Sunday: National Weather Service observer reports penny-sized hail from a thunderstorm eight miles west of Callaway, Neb.

12:04 p.m. CDT Sunday: While a line of severe thunderstorms is pressing into Missouri, AccuWeather.com meteorologists remain concerned for tornadic thunderstorms to erupt across far eastern Oklahoma, northeastern Texas and Arkansas as the afternoon progresses.

11:56 a.m. CDT Sunday: AccuWeather.com meteorologists identified central Nebraska as another area at risk for strong thunderstorms Sunday afternoon.

11:49 a.m. CDT Sunday: Winds gusted to 57 mph when a line of severe thunderstorms tracked across the Kansas City International Airport, Mo.

11:40 a.m. CDT Sunday: Quarter-sized hail slammed Parkville, Mo.

11:25 a.m. CDT Sunday: A thunderstorm dropped golf ball-sized hail on Overland Park, Kan., according to a National Weather Service spotter.

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