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    REPORTS: Damaging Winds, Heavy Rain Rumble Across the Deep South

    By Mark Leberfinger, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
    April 08, 2014, 10:45:10 PM EDT

    Update at 7:51 p.m. EDT Monday: This blog is no longer live, as the severe threat has ended across the South. Detailed reports of the event can be found below.


    Heavy rains and severe thunderstorms continued to batter the Deep South Monday evening, stretching from Florida to North Carolina.

    Two tornadoes were reported in North Carolina near highway 94 in Tyrrell County and Beaufort County, according to an NWS trained spotter and county emergency management reports.

    Reports of heavy rain leading to flash flooding, severe storms producing large hail and damaging winds were also reported in Alabama, Florida and North Carolina. A downed tree is blocked both northbound lanes of US-19, one mile southwest of Nash, Jefferson County, Fla., according to county emergency management reports.

    More than 5,000 U.S. flights were delayed with an additional 402 canceled late Monday evening, according to FlightStats.

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    Thunderstorms ramped up Sunday night across the Deep South with one storm producing a tornado near Taylorsville, Miss. This twister damaged houses, brought down trees and power lines and left multiple people injured.


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    UPDATES: (All times are listed in EDT)

    7:45 p.m. EDT Monday: About 20 Lamar County, Ala., roads remain impassable due to flooding, reports county emergency management.

    6:50 p.m. EDT Monday: Watch the latest edition of AccuWeather LIVE:

    6:20 p.m. EDT Monday: A downed tree is blocking both northbound lanes of US-19, one mile SW of Nash, Jefferson County, Fla., reports county emergency management.

    5:52 p.m. EDT Monday: Hail one inch in diameter reported in Guadalupe County, Texas, according to CoCoRahs.

    5:00 p.m. EDT Monday: A tornado has been reported near Gum Neck, Tyrrell County, N.C., according to county fire department and rescue.

    4:26 p.m. EDT Monday: "Another storm moving near Bath, N.C., is capable of producing a tornado," AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski said.

    4:09 p.m. EDT Monday: A tornado has been reported near Belhaven, Beaufort County, N.C., according to the 911 call center. A NWS spotter reported a tornado on the ground at Ponzer, NC at 4:08 p.m.

    "The storm producing the tornado was moving toward mainland Hyde, Tyrrell and Washington counties," AccuWeathercom Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski said. "The storm has the potential to cross highways 94 and 64." 3:32 p.m. EDT Monday: Highway 84 and several county roads are closed due to flooding near Donaldsonville, Seminole County, Ga., reports 911 call center.

    2:40 p.m. EDT Monday: "The main threat for damaging winds and a few tornadoes will shift from near Tallahassee, Fla. to Valdosta and Savannah, Ga., over the next couple of hours. Heavy rainfall will lead to flash flooding problems. Also, there is going to be a threat that develops farther north from Charleston, S.C., through Wilmington, N.C.," AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Brian Edwards said.


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    Highway 540 closed due to flooding near Mendenhall, Miss., in Simpson County, reports the Department of Highways.

    12:30 p.m. EDT Monday: More than 1,700 flight delays across the U.S., with the majority of the delays out of and into Newark Liberty International and Charlotte Douglas International airports, according to FlightStats.

    11:55 a.m. EDT Monday: For the latest updates on the storm, watch the noon edition of AccuWeather LIVE:

    11:45 a.m. EDT Monday: Ten roads are closed across Scott County, Miss., due to flooding, reports emergency management.

    11:30 a.m. EDT Monday: FlightStats lists excessive delays for Atlanta, moderate for Charlotte and Louisville.

    10:55 a.m. EDT Monday: Emergency managers in Pike County, Ala., report downed trees across the county.

    10:34 a.m. EDT Monday: Flooding in Helena, Ala.:

    10:17 a.m. EDT Monday:

    10:00 a.m. EDT Monday: Numerous roads impassable due to flooding in Autauga County, Ala., reports emergency management.

    9:25 a.m. EDT Monday: This video was captured by Eric Sosnowski of the heavy downpours coming down in Charlotte, N.C.

    9:06 a.m. EDT Monday: Law enforcement in Lauderdale County, Miss., report that multiple secondary roads across the county have been flooded over.

    7:54 a.m. EDT Monday: For the latest updates on the severe weather in the Southeast, watch the morning edition of AccuWeather LIVE:

    7:45 a.m. EDT Monday: Several roads flooded near Raleigh, Miss., in Smith County, reports law enforcement.

    7:22 a.m. EDT Monday:

    7:05 a.m. EDT Monday: The Department of Highways in Simpson County, Miss., reports that State highway 149 is is flooded near highway 540.

    6:07 a.m. EDT Monday: Emergency managers report water rescues in flash floods across Jefferson County, Alabama, including out of apartments and mobile homes. Roads across the county are reportedly closed. More than 6 inches of rain fell on Sunday, with 1.31 inches reported so far on Monday.

    5:30 a.m. EDT Monday:

    4:56 a.m. EDT Monday: A mudslide has occurred across part of Highway 52 and County Road 93 in Helena, Ala., Law Enforcement reports.

    3:48 a.m. EDT Monday: Emergency Manager reporting damaged homes west of Hot Coffee, Miss.

    3:27 a.m. EDT Monday: A tornado has been confirmed on the ground near Taylorsville, Miss. moving northeast.

    2:49 a.m. EDT Monday: Flooding has caused road closures in Alabaster, Ala., NWS Employee reports.

    1:51 a.m. EDT Monday: A thunderstorm just north of Burns, Miss. is capable of producing a tornado as well as damaging winds.

    1:01 a.m. EDT Monday: There have been multiple reports of golf ball-sized hail northeast of Baton Rouge, La. More hail this large is possible from these storms as they track north and east of the city.

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    12:18 a.m. EDT Monday: Jackson, Miss., received 5.43 inches of rain on Sunday from the rounds of rain and thunderstorms.

    10:44 p.m. EDT Sunday: Strong winds have blown a tree on to a mobile home in Tuscaloosa, Ala., fire crews report.

    9:55 p.m. EDT Sunday: Numerous roads covered with flash-flood waters in Jackson Parish, La., law enforcement reports.

    9:25 p.m. EDT Sunday: Hen egg-sized hail fell at Philadelphia, Miss., an NWS employee reported.

    9:15 p.m. EDT Sunday: Sandbagging occurring around homes west of Baskin, La., due to overflowing creek. More than 5 inches of rain has been measured, emergency management said.

    9:05 p.m. EDT Sunday: 3.69 inches of rain fell two miles southeast of Edwin, Ala., according to Mesonet.

    9:00 p.m. EDT Sunday: Storms from Lafayette and Lake Charles, La., to Beaumont and Port, Texas, are starting to intensify, AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Brian Edwards said.

    8:50 p.m. EDT Sunday: Golf ball-sized hail fell at Philadelphia, Miss., emergency management reports.

    8:40 p.m. EDT Sunday: Golf ball-sized hail fell near Burnside, Miss., emergency management reports.

    7:55 p.m. EDT Sunday: The canal is out of its banks in Yazoo City, Miss., emergency management reports.

    7:40 p.m. EDT Sunday: Law enforcement reports widespread flooding in Claiborne, Jackson, Lincoln and Union parishes in Louisiana.

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