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2 were killed when the Tornado hit Louisiana; Do not rush past, warns the governor



On Thursday morning, two people were killed when a tornado hit Ruston, Louisiana, the governor said, warning that the threat of the storms was not over.

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"Our prayers are today with the people of Ruston, Governor John Bel Edwards tweeted.

Ruston in the north of the state is about 70 miles east of Shreveport.

The Louisiana State Police and the Louisiana National Guard are helping local supporters, he said.

Harsher weather will hit the Gulf Coast region on Thursday.

Severe weather weather alarms and warnings, including tornado watches and warnings and heavy thunderstorms, are in effect.

  PHOTO: Tornado and heavy thunderstorms are in force on Thursday morning in Louisiana and Mississippi.
ABC News [19659011] Tornado and heavy thunderstorms are in operation on Thursday morning in Louisiana and Mississippi.

The entire assault system will finally move from Texas and into the Gulf Coast states – from Louisiana to Mississippi, Alabama and Florida Panhandle – on Thursday afternoon.

This system will bring heavy storms to New Orleans on Thursday; Jackson and Biloxi, Mississippi; Mobile and Montgomery, Alabama; and Tallahassee, Florida.

The biggest threat in these storms will be wind damage over 60 miles per hour, with some tornadoes possible. Heavy rainfall could cause flooding in urban areas, including New Orleans.

  PHOTO: On Thursday, heavy storms are possible along the entire Gulf Coast.
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Heavy storms are allowed along the entire Gulf Coast on Thursday

The entire storm system will hit Thursday to the east on Friday and bring heavy rain and strong storms to the east coast.

The heaviest rainfall and strongest storms will hit the Carolinas and Central Atlantic, while the Northeast should experience heavy rain and gusty winds.

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Heavy rains will hit the Mediterranean and the North East on Friday.


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