Microburst with 70-mph winds hits Southern Tier, but no tornado

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Over the weekend, four people died in Texas, two in Louisiana, one in MS and another in Alabama.

Meteorologist Doug Frank in the Weather Service's Cleveland office said Monday that a tornado touched down Sunday evening in Shelby.

There were at least six injuries from the tornado, which had a 17-mile-long path and was up to half a mile wide, the NWS confirmed.

Franklin, Texas was heavily damaged with almost 60 buildings destroyed, local authorities say, including around 55 homes and several public buildings.

Flash flooding in Bawcomville, Louisiana led to the death of a 13-year-old boy, who was found drowned in a drainage canal. Damaging winds and other severe weather threats are more likely during a line of storms forecast to pass through during the overnight hours, they said.

A wave of severe storms moved across the Tennessee Valley early Sunday morning, leaving behind damage in many communities.

Heavy rains and storms continued to rake the Magnolia State into the night, with Mississippi State University's 21,000 students huddling in basements and hallways as a tornado came near the school's campus in Starkville.

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That number was down to about 14,700 shortly before noon, but weather forecasters say it could go up again as the winds pick up. Four other people were injured after the trailer was struck.

Vicksburg, Mississippi, was also affected by a tornado.

Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley says multiple people were injured and multiple homes were damaged in Hamilton, Mississippi, which is 140 miles (225 kilometers) southwest of Memphis, Tennessee.

The tornado watch also includes Warren County, the National Weather Service said.

"We were hit really, really, hard".

The massive storm system sped from Texas eastward with dozens of twisters reported as touching down across the South from Texas through Georgia into Pennsylvania. Tornadoes, damaging winds, and quarter size hail are the primary risks with this storm system.