At least one dead and several injured after tornado smashes into traffic outside Dallas and topples 18-wheelers: 100M still under severe storm warnings across The South

 At least one person died and several were critically injured after 18-wheeler trucks were flipped over after a tornado ripped through traffic near Dallas.

The inclement weather near Dallas came just hours after severe storms spawning multiple tornadoes moved across the South on Monday, damaging homes and uprooting trees from Mississippi to West Virginia. 

A tornado spotted in Atlanta forced thousands to seek shelter, and one man was killed when a falling tree brought power lines onto his vehicle.

The motorist was pronounced dead after fire crews cut him from the vehicle in Douglasville, Georgia, west of Atlanta, Douglas County spokesman Rick Martin told reporters.  


Dramatic video from late Monday shows three 18-wheeler trucks turned over on their sides along Interstate 35 East in Ellis County, Texas, just south of Waxahachie

Dramatic video from late Monday shows three 18-wheeler trucks turned over on their sides along Interstate 35 East in Ellis County, Texas, just south of Waxahachie

At least one person died and several were critically injured after 18-wheeler trucks were flipped over due to strong winds caused by severe weather near Dallas

At least one person died and several were critically injured after 18-wheeler trucks were flipped over due to strong winds caused by severe weather near Dallas

Local meteorologists reported baseball-sized hail and wind gusts that reached 65mph on Monday. Authorities blocked both northbound and southbound lanes as they cleaned up debris and looked to rescue trapped drivers or passengers

Local meteorologists reported baseball-sized hail and wind gusts that reached 65mph on Monday. Authorities blocked both northbound and southbound lanes as they cleaned up debris and looked to rescue trapped drivers or passengers

A massive traffic jam was seen on the interstate after the 18-wheelers were turned over on their side late on Monday

A massive traffic jam was seen on the interstate after the 18-wheelers were turned over on their side late on Monday

And in middle Georgia, 55-year-old Carla Harris was killed after a tree fell onto her Bonaire home, Houston County emergency officials said. 

Dramatic video from late Monday shows three 18-wheeler trucks turned over on their sides along Interstate 35 East in Ellis County, Texas, just south of Waxahachie.


Local meteorologists reported baseball-sized hail and wind gusts that reached 65mph on Monday.

Authorities blocked both northbound and southbound lanes as they cleaned up debris and looked to rescue trapped drivers or passengers, Fox 4 TV reported. 

Firefighters work to extricate trapped passengers and drivers inside the overturned 18-wheeler near Dallas on Monday

Firefighters work to extricate trapped passengers and drivers inside the overturned 18-wheeler near Dallas on Monday

The image above shows another angle of one of the overturned 18-wheelers near Dallas on Monday

The image above shows another angle of one of the overturned 18-wheelers near Dallas on Monday

Firefighters and rescue workers appear to be searching for survivors inside one of the overturned 18-wheelers near Dallas on Monday

Firefighters and rescue workers appear to be searching for survivors inside one of the overturned 18-wheelers near Dallas on Monday

It is unclear if the 18-wheelers were blown over by a tornado or straight-line winds. A severe thunderstorm watch was in effect for parts of northern Texas until 3am local time on Tuesday

It is unclear if the 18-wheelers were blown over by a tornado or straight-line winds. A severe thunderstorm watch was in effect for parts of northern Texas until 3am local time on Tuesday

Several tornadoes have been reported throughout the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area. Tornado warnings have been issued intermittently since 6pm on Monday

Several tornadoes have been reported throughout the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area. Tornado warnings have been issued intermittently since 6pm on Monday

It is unclear if the 18-wheelers were blown over by a tornado or straight-line winds.

A severe thunderstorm watch was in effect for parts of northern Texas until 3am local time on Tuesday.

Several tornadoes have been reported throughout the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area. Tornado warnings have been issued intermittently since 6pm on Monday.

Several outdoor warning sirens were heard in Frisco on Monday evening.

The local fire chief reported hail larger than one inch in size.

In nearby Carrollton, residents reported a severe storm that lasted up to 10 minutes. The storm was strong enough to snap a large tree limb off of a tree.

‘I was inside the house on the computer and the winds came up and was severe for about five minutes,’ said Dennis Johnson.

‘And then I heard a crack and then my neighbor called me and said, “Do you need a chainsaw? And I was like why would he asked me that?”

‘So I went outside and saw this laying in the street.’

Several thousand people reported being without power. At 2,000 residents in Collin County said they had no electricity while 1,600 in Tarrant, 300 in Dallas, and 300 in Denton Counties reported the same.   

More than 260 flights out of the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport were delayed on Monday morning after a tornado warning prompted residents to seek shelter. The city (dark clouds pictured) is under a severe weather advisory until 4pm

More than 260 flights out of the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport were delayed on Monday morning after a tornado warning prompted residents to seek shelter. The city (dark clouds pictured) is under a severe weather advisory until 4pm

Dark cloud seen over the Atlanta skyline during the tornado Monday morning

Dark cloud seen over the Atlanta skyline during the tornado Monday morning 

Forecasters said Mississippi (pictured) would see more severe weather through Tuesday

Forecasters said Mississippi (pictured) would see more severe weather through Tuesday 

A landspout was spotted on a road in Edgar, Nebraska, on Sunday

A landspout was spotted on a road in Edgar, Nebraska, on Sunday 


Vickie Savell looks through her belongings amid the remains of her new mobile home early on Monday in Yazoo County, Mississippi. Several tornadoes were reported across Mississippi on Sunday, causing some damage. There was no immediate word of injuries

Vickie Savell looks through her belongings amid the remains of her new mobile home early on Monday in Yazoo County, Mississippi. Several tornadoes were reported across Mississippi on Sunday, causing some damage. There was no immediate word of injuries

The image above shows the remains of a mobile home in Yazoo County, Mississippi early on Monday

The image above shows the remains of a mobile home in Yazoo County, Mississippi early on Monday

Myesha Gore of Calhoun City, Mississippi sits on the trunk of a shattered pine tree on Monday as the rest of the tree crushed her car behind her while she was visiting her mother in Vardaman during Sunday's severe weather

Myesha Gore of Calhoun City, Mississippi sits on the trunk of a shattered pine tree on Monday as the rest of the tree crushed her car behind her while she was visiting her mother in Vardaman during Sunday's severe weather

Carol Poore, 70, of Yazoo City, Mississippi reacts to finding the sign to the family business, Poore's Nursery, on the ground on Monday

Carol Poore, 70, of Yazoo City, Mississippi reacts to finding the sign to the family business, Poore's Nursery, on the ground on Monday

Neighbors Alfred Lee and Grace Bazzy hug in front of another neighbor's damaged home along Elvis Presley Drive in Tupelo, Mississippi on Monday

Neighbors Alfred Lee and Grace Bazzy hug in front of another neighbor's damaged home along Elvis Presley Drive in Tupelo, Mississippi on Monday


The weather first turned rough in Mississippi on Sunday, where just south of Yazoo City, Vickie Savell was left with only scraps of the brand-new mobile home where she and her husband had moved in just eight days ago.   

It had been lifted off its foundation and moved about 25 feet. It was completely destroyed.


'Oh my God, my first new house in 40 years and it's gone,' she said Monday, amid tree tops strewn about the neighborhood and the roar of chainsaws as people worked to clear roads.

Savell had been away from home, attending church, but her husband Nathan had been driving home and hunkered down in the front of his truck as the home nearby was destroyed. 


A child peers out of his Oakwood Apartment window in Calhoun City, Mississippi on Monday as downed trees from Sunday's storm nearly block the front door on Monday

A child peers out of his Oakwood Apartment window in Calhoun City, Mississippi on Monday as downed trees from Sunday's storm nearly block the front door on Monday

Rubble remains of the Ridge, a pavilion used by members of Parkview Church of God, after a direct hit by a tornado on Monday in Yazoo County, Mississippi

Rubble remains of the Ridge, a pavilion used by members of Parkview Church of God, after a direct hit by a tornado on Monday in Yazoo County, Mississippi

Scattered pots and fallen tree limbs are seen strewn by the winds of Sunday's tornado, by what's left of Poore's Nursery in Yazoo County on Monday

Scattered pots and fallen tree limbs are seen strewn by the winds of Sunday's tornado, by what's left of Poore's Nursery in Yazoo County on Monday

Tree limbs driven by the winds of Sunday's tornado poke through the offices of Poore's Nursery in Yazoo County on Monday

Tree limbs driven by the winds of Sunday's tornado poke through the offices of Poore's Nursery in Yazoo County on Monday

A pile of lumber left over from Sunday's severe weather is seen above at Parkview Church of God in Yazoo County on Monday

A pile of lumber left over from Sunday's severe weather is seen above at Parkview Church of God in Yazoo County on Monday


From there, he watched his new home blow past him, he said.

Nearby, Garry McGinty recalled being at home listening to birds chirping - then dead silence. 

He looked outside and saw a dark, ominous cloud and took shelter in a hallway, he said. He survived, but trees slammed into his carport, two vehicles and the side of his house.

A line of severe storms rolled through the state Sunday afternoon and into the nighttime hours. Late Sunday, a 'tornado emergency' was declared for Tupelo and surrounding areas.

Photos retweeted by the National Weather Service in Memphis showed several downed trees and power lines. Tupelo Middle School sustained some damage, as well as houses and businesses.

There were multiple reports of damage to homes on Elvis Presley Drive, just down the street from the home where the famed singer was born. Presley was born in a two-room house in the Tupelo neighborhood but there was no indication that the historic home sustained damage. It´s now a museum.

Just down the street, a tornado tore the roof off the home of Terrille and Chaquilla Pulliam, they told the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal. 

About 10 family members took shelter inside the house, and 'we got everybody inside in time,' Terrille Pulliam said.

Calhoun County Sheriff Greg Pollan said Calhoun City also 'was hit hard.'

'Light poles have been snapped off. Trees in a few homes. Trees on vehicles. Damage to several businesses. Fortunately we have had no reports at this time of injuries,' Pollan posted on Facebook.

Derrick Hampton of Tupelo, Mississippi takes video of the inside of his sister's living room on Monday after it was hit by a tornado late on Sunday night

Derrick Hampton of Tupelo, Mississippi takes video of the inside of his sister's living room on Monday after it was hit by a tornado late on Sunday night

Thompson Tree Service employee Adam Hunt makes his way up the trunk of a downed tree along North Madison Street in Tupelo, Mississippi on Monday

Thompson Tree Service employee Adam Hunt makes his way up the trunk of a downed tree along North Madison Street in Tupelo, Mississippi on Monday

A excavator is used to clean along Lunceford Lane in Calhoun City, Mississippi on Monday

A excavator is used to clean along Lunceford Lane in Calhoun City, Mississippi on Monday

A Tupelo Public Works employee works to clear out more debris and tree limbs on Monday in Tupelo, Mississippi

A Tupelo Public Works employee works to clear out more debris and tree limbs on Monday in Tupelo, Mississippi

Brian Brown talks with his daughter, Courtney Tackett, as they discuss what to do next after a tree fell into her family home near Tupelo, Mississippi

Brian Brown talks with his daughter, Courtney Tackett, as they discuss what to do next after a tree fell into her family home near Tupelo, Mississippi

Alfred Lee, of Tupelo, cleans up and sorts through the debris in his back yard of his Elvis Presley Drive home on Monday

Alfred Lee, of Tupelo, cleans up and sorts through the debris in his back yard of his Elvis Presley Drive home on Monday

Tupelo Water and Light crews begin installing new light poles and restoring power along Barnes Street in Tupelo, Mississippi on Monday

Tupelo Water and Light crews begin installing new light poles and restoring power along Barnes Street in Tupelo, Mississippi on Monday

A roof from a nearby porch stands up next to a damaged car near a complex of houses on Elvis Presley Drive in Tupelo on Monday

A roof from a nearby porch stands up next to a damaged car near a complex of houses on Elvis Presley Drive in Tupelo on Monday

'I don't even recognize my neighborhood anymore,' resident Martha Edmond told the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal after a tree poked a hole in her roof, causing heavy water damage. Two locations of a metal fabrication company were heavily damaged.

News outlets also reported tornados near Yazoo City, Byram and Tchula earlier Sunday.

As the system moved east, storms damaged homes in a Kentucky town early Monday and a business in West Virginia, and a tornado watch for much of the day covered large parts of Alabama and Georgia.

In South Carolina, at least one tornado was reported Monday afternoon in Abbeville County. 

The tornado appeared to be on the ground for several miles, according to warnings from the National Weather Service. No injuries were immediately reported. 

In Greenwood, downed trees and power lines were reported, while tents were blown onto cars at an auto dealer. Multiple locations reported golf ball-sized hail.

In the southern Kentucky town of Tompkinsville, a severe storm Monday morning damaged several homes and knocked down trees and power lines, Fire Chief Kevin Jones said. No injuries were reported, he said.

In West Virginia, Jefferson County communications supervisor James Hayden said one person was injured when a possible tornado touched down at a lumber company Monday evening. 

The injury was minor, and the person was treated at the scene, he said. An exterior lumber shed collapsed, Hayden said.

Carol and Billy Poore try to salvage items from their Yazoo City, Mississippi home on Monday

Carol and Billy Poore try to salvage items from their Yazoo City, Mississippi home on Monday

Andrew Banks (background left) works with his grandfather Billy Poore to salvage items from the Poores' Yazoo City, Mississippi home on Monday

Andrew Banks (background left) works with his grandfather Billy Poore to salvage items from the Poores' Yazoo City, Mississippi home on Monday

Carol Poore, 70, of Yazoo City, Mississippi explains that on the previous evening, she knelt on the bed behind her and saw a tornado coming that totaled both her home and the family business that has been in her husband's family for over a century

Carol Poore, 70, of Yazoo City, Mississippi explains that on the previous evening, she knelt on the bed behind her and saw a tornado coming that totaled both her home and the family business that has been in her husband's family for over a century

Carol Poore finds her family business sign for Poore's Nursery on the ground on Monday

Carol Poore finds her family business sign for Poore's Nursery on the ground on Monday

Katherine Poore Banks (far left) of Yazoo City, Mississippi sits with her parents, Carol Poore and Billy Poore, between the Poore home and their business on Monday

Katherine Poore Banks (far left) of Yazoo City, Mississippi sits with her parents, Carol Poore and Billy Poore, between the Poore home and their business on Monday

Alfred Lee covers a damaged spot on the roof of his home on Elvis Presley Drive in Tupelo, Mississippi on Monday

Alfred Lee covers a damaged spot on the roof of his home on Elvis Presley Drive in Tupelo, Mississippi on Monday

A damaged tree sits on the side of Elvis Presley Drive in Tupelo, Mississippi on Monday

 A damaged tree sits on the side of Elvis Presley Drive in Tupelo, Mississippi on Monday

Meanwhile, Kentucky residents reported significant damage in parts of the state following a tornado on Sunday. Terrifying video taken by Chad Comer in Tompkinsville, Kentucky, showed a massive tornado outside his vehicle

Meanwhile, Kentucky residents reported significant damage in parts of the state following a tornado on Sunday. Terrifying video taken by Chad Comer in Tompkinsville, Kentucky, showed a massive tornado outside his vehicle


National Weather Service surveyors confirmed one tornado west of Atlanta near where the motorist died. 

The twister was determined to have peak winds of 90 mph with a path that ran 1.5 miles. At least 10 homes had trees on them.

The same thunderstorm sent thousands of people to shelter in more central parts of Atlanta and may have produced at least one more tornado southwest of downtown. 

Firefighters responded to multiple calls of trees down, Atlanta Fire Rescue said in a statement. 

No significant injuries were reported, although more than 20,000 Georgia residents lost power at one point. Possible tornado damage was also reported in the region around Athens.

More storms are in store for parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia on Tuesday, forecasters said.

Tuesday's storms could bring wind gusts of up to 70 mph and hail to the size of golf balls, forecasters said, noting that 'tornadoes are likely Tuesday into Tuesday evening' in parts of Mississippi.

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