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6 hurt after suspected tornado hits rural OH city

6 hurt after suspected tornado hits rural OH city

Powerful storms swept across the South on Sunday after unleashing suspected tornadoes and flooding that killed at least eight people, injured dozens and flattened much of a Texas town.

Winds reached 60 miles per hour in Binghamton, the weather service said, as lines of severe thunderstorms rolled into the Northeast Sunday night.

News 5 viewers captured videos and images of funnel clouds, tornadoes forming, shelf clouds and the destruction these storms brought to the area. Damage from that first round of storms included reports of trees down in Gwinnett, Walton, Paulding, Butts and Lamar counties.

As the storms tore through MS overnight into Sunday, they left a trail of destruction that authorities are still combing through.

Homes and buildings were "totally destroyed" and a curfew was put into effect for 8 p.m.to 7 a.m.

"A second tornado has been confirmed in far southern Colbert County near the Crooked Oak community", the National Weather Service continued. No fatalities were reported.

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The massive storm system that killed several people from Texas to MS is now barreling east, threatening to spawn tornadoes and other catastrophic weather from New England to the Gulf Coast.

The roof of a hotel in New Albany, Mississippi, was damaged, although the cause was unclear. "The tree fell just as they were going under it". Some thunderstorms continue moving through our region.

National Weather Service meteorologist John Moore said a possible twister touched down Saturday in the Vicksburg, Miss., area.

In East Texas, authorities say two children were killed when high winds toppled a tree onto the back of the family auto while it was in motion.

In East Texas, the Angelina County Sheriff's Office said an 8-year-old and a 3-year-old died when strong winds toppled a tree onto the back of their family's auto in Lufkin while it was in motion. The parents in the front seats were not hurt.

The weather service also says preliminary information showed an EF-3 tornado with winds of 140 mph touched down in Franklin, located about 125 miles (200 kilometers) south of Dallas.