Monday, September 5, 2011

More than a Dozen Tornado's reported as Tropical Storm Lee rages ashore, wrecking homes and leaving two people dead - 5th Sept 2011

Tropical Storm Lee spawned tornado sightings and alerts from the Louisiana Gulf Coast to the Florida panhandle on Sunday, while widespread flooding caused 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. Read More

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