Deadly Tropical Storm Lee rages ashore, spawning spin off tornadoes, wrecking homes and causing at least two deaths
More than a dozen tornado sightings were reported, and tornado warnings were in effect for portions of Baldwin and Mobile counties in southwest Alabama and Greene, Jasper, Perry and Wayne counties in southern Mississippi, according to the National Weather Service.
On Sunday night, the National Hurricane Center said Lee’s center was about 55 miles (90 kilometers) west-northwest of McComb, Mississippi and moving east-northeast at 7 mph (11 kph).
Weather officials have not confirmed any tornadoes touching down in the area but are tracking at least three twisters and funnel clouds near Mobile, Alabama, and central Mississippi near Hattiesburg.
Tornado watches stretched from southeast Mississippi, through a dozen counties in southwest Alabama and several more in the Florida Panhandle. Tornado watches also reached into southwest Georgia on Sunday afternoon.
Wet conditions associated with Tropical Storm Lee’s landfall appeared to be a factor in an early-morning car wreck in Mobile, Alabama, that killed one man and left several others injured, authorities said.
The single-vehicle crash around 4am local time Sunday killed Dataurius Nurell Parker of Lucedale, Mississippi, and injured four passengers.
Mobile police investigators said none were wearing seat belts and believed wet conditions contributed to Parker losing control of the car and striking a utility pole.
An unidentified juvenile drowned late Sunday afternoon in choppy surf east of Fort Morgan, Alabama.
Baldwin County Sheriff’s investigators determined two juveniles were swept out into the surf. The youth’s mother attempted a rescue attempt and was caught in the surf herself, according to a press release.
The mother and second juvenile were rescued, but the search for the first youth was suspended on Sunday evening.
On Saturday, authorities said a Texas man drowned when he lost his boogie board in the choppy water off a Galveston beach. His body was recovered about 150 yards from the beach a few hours later.
Numerous tornado warnings were issued in south Mississippi on Sunday as Tropical Storm Lee continued to come ashore.
Rupert Lacy, the emergency management director in coastal Harrison County, said at least five homes were damaged in Saucier. There were no immediate reports of injuries there.
Lacy said a man in Harrison County was taken to a hospital for injuries sustained when lightning traveled through a phone line. He was expected to survive.
Weather officials were assessing the damage reported from another tornado which touched down in the Gulfport, Mississippi area just after midnight on Sunday.Several people were sent to area hospitals for treatment of minor injuries. Officials described the damage to homes as minor.’We don’t have a total number of homes damaged yet, but a (national) weather service assessment team is coming to check it out,’ Mr Lacy said.Emergency management officials in Mobile County, Alabama, also confirmed a tornado touched down in the southern part of that county early on Sunday morning, downing power lines and trees. No injuries have been reported.
In Mobile on Sunday, sunny skies and brisk winds gave the appearance of calm as the heaviest rains remained to the west. – Mail Online
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