Photos: Severe storms, tornadoes rip through south-central US for 2nd weekend in a row
For the second weekend in a row, severe thunderstorms hammered the south-central United States with damaging winds and tornadoes.
Alabama received more severe storm damage one week after the deadliest tornado outbreak in six years.
Tornadoes spawned from Texas through Tennessee Saturday. While most of the tornadoes were not considered "terribly strong," they still produced considerable damage, according to AccuWeather Meteorologist Brett Rossio.
"Interestingly, a few of these tornadoes formed rather early in the day," Rossio said. "One of the tornadoes formed in Mesquite, Texas, at 7:30 in the morning, local time. Strong storms such as these more commonly develop with peak daytime heating."
The National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed that an EF1 tornado touched down near Estes, Arkansas, in the far southeastern area of Pulaski County and into Lonoke County. The tornado was on the ground for about 6.4 miles and was 150 yards wide, according to preliminary results.
The twister injured two people.
At least 11 tornadoes were reported on Saturday, according to the NWS' Storm Prediction Center.
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This photo was sent to me from my Aunt Rhonda in Arkansas .. this tornado 🌪 has come through their area .. if you‘re in the area or any near by areas .. TAKE COVER !! 🙏🏻 Please join me in prayer for all in the affected areas .. I thank you ❤️ * for all of my family there please be safe and take cover 🙏🏻❤️ #prayers #tornado 🌪 #arkansas #weather
Close...they havent said it was a tornado but I say it was pic.twitter.com/ZPbr5a0nam— Sugurray from UGA🏌️♂️🍻🏈🍻🏆 (@sugurray4UGA) March 9, 2019
A weak tornado (rated EF1) destroyed this mobile home southwest of Toltec (Lonoke County) on March 9th. Two other tornadoes were captured on video south of Carlisle (Lonoke County) and near Slovak (Prairie County). For more info...https://t.co/zZuQrTA72o #arwx pic.twitter.com/jgSmEU6lm1— NWS Little Rock (@NWSLittleRock) March 10, 2019
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