Photos: Severe storms leave trail of damage across southeastern US, kill 1 in Tennessee

By Chaffin Mitchell, AccuWeather staff writer
By Faith Eherts, AccuWeather meteorologist
By Kevin Byrne, AccuWeather staff writer
November 07, 2018, 9:20:42 AM EST

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Severe storms tracked across the southeastern United States during Monday afternoon into early Tuesday morning, toppling trees, damaging homes and buildings and leaving at least one person dead.

The fatality was reported in Christiana, Tennessee, in Rutherford County, about an hour southeast of Nashville. A female was killed when a home collapsed after a confirmed tornado ripped through the county Monday night. Two others were reportedly injured in another house collapse. The tornado was later rated an EF2

(Image via Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office)

Confirmed tornado spotted in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

(Image via Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office)

Confirmed tornado spotted in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

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Confirmed tornado spotted in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

(Image via Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office)

Home damage from a confirmed tornado spotted in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

(Image via Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office)

Home damage from a confirmed tornado spotted in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

(Photo/National Weather Service Memphis)

(Photo/NWS Memphis)

Damage to a property is seen in Tupelo Mississippi from a National Weather Service storm survey.


The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center said there were four tornado reports on Monday and nearly 80 reports of wind damage.

Multiple tornado touchdowns occurred in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, and substantial damage was reported to one home.


In Murfreesboro, Tennessee, students at Middle Tennessee State University awoke to tornado sirens and cell phone notifications around midnight as a tornado-warned storm moved overhead. So far, no damage has been reported at the university.

Tens of thousands were without power Tuesday morning, with the majority of those outages in Tennessee. Nearly 60,000 were without power as of 6:30 a.m. CST.

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Severe storms, including a possible tornado, ripped through Tupelo, Mississippi, and left damage behind. However, no significant injuries were reported, according to the Daily Journal. The storms had no impact on the voting precincts and their ability to open at 7 a.m. local time Tuesday.

The National Weather Service in Memphis confirmed Tuesday morning a tornado did occur in the area. Preliminary survey findings indicated damage from a low-end EF2 tornado.



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