Storms Rip through Mississippi, Several Killed in Oklahoma, Texas, and Louisiana
Several people died, and others were wounded Wednesday after severe storms swept through Southern Oklahoma, Texas, and Louisiana.
In Southern Oklahoma, the body of a trailer worker was discovered a quarter-mile from the factory where they worked after the apparent tornado ripped through the town of Madill in Marshall County. According to officials, the storm hit around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and caused widespread damage. At least one other fatality was recorded in the area.
In Texas, at least three people died near Onalaska in Polk County when a suspected twister hit roughly 6 p.m.
At least one woman was killed near Woodworth in Louisiana as a storm passed through. Several homes were destroyed, and many people were left without power in the area.
At least one flood-related death occurred in DeSoto Parish after a man reportedly lost his footing as he attempted to retrieve his trash can from the water near a drainage ditch.
Parts of Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle were still under tornado watch or warning Thursday morning.