Southeast Storms 2021 News

Kentucky Inundated by Floodwaters After Heavy Rains

Kentucky’s governor toured parts of his state hard by heavy rains Tuesday and pledged to seek federal assistance after massive flooding inundated several areas. Gov. Andy Beshear said “parts of cities are underwater in eastern Kentucky” and Kentucky National Guard …

Misery Lingers for Many Without Water in Mississippi Capital

Water for flushing toilets was being distributed at seven sites in Mississippi’s capital city – more than 10 days after winter storms wreaked havoc on the city’s water system. The sites were open in Jackson on Sunday because the system …

Water Woes Expected to Last Several More Days in Mississippi After Freeze

Rising temperatures began melting the snow and ice in Mississippi and Louisiana, but tens of thousands of people still had little or no water service Monday, some waiting a week for restoration since the outages began during an extended freeze. …

Deep Freeze Causes Problems Across the South; Broken Water Mains Plague Cities

Workers in Tennessee raced Sunday to fix water mains that failed in freezing temperatures, and COVID-19 vaccine shipments resumed as the South carried on with efforts to recover from the winter weather that paralyzed parts of the nation. In Texas, …

Freezing Winter Storm Paralyzes Deep South; Thousands Without Power

Winter storms that dumped additional snow and ice on the Deep South plunged more than 300,000 homes and businesses into darkness early Thursday and left roads impassable across a wide area. While temperatures were expected to warm over the weekend, …

Officials: ‘Freak Storm’ Caused Deadly North Carolina Tornado

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said Wednesday that the state must learn from the surprise tornado that struck Ocean Isle Beach with little or no warning, leaving three people dead and 10 injured. The governor surveyed the brunt of the …

Several Homes Damaged by Tornado in Georgia

The National Weather Service confirmed Tuesday that a tornado struck an area of southwest Georgia where one home was destroyed and several others got damaged. The weather service’s office in Tallahassee, Florida, reported that preliminary results of a damage survey …

EF3 Tornado Rips Across North Carolina Community, Levels Homes, Kills 3

It was late Monday night when the power went out at Jesse Clemmons’ home in coastal North Carolina. He went outside to start up the generator and heard a loud roar approaching from the woods. “By that time, I pretty …

Storm System Spawns Tornado in Florida, Several Homes Damaged

A tornado in Florida’s Tampa Bay region peeled off rooftops, snapped trees and roused residents from bed early Sunday morning. The National Weather Service said there were no serious injuries reported from the twister that might have begun as a …

Tornado Hits Florida’s Capital City; Damages, Closes Airport

A tornado touched down near the airport in Florida’s capital city Wednesday, flipping at least one small plane over and knocking out weather radar before moving east into residential neighborhoods, the National Weather Service said. A few thousand were without …