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3 dead as tornadoes rip through Texas, Mississippi



A sustained storm of attrition on Saturday's Mississippi Saturday brought at least 14 tornadoes from Texas to Mississippi – and the threat continues throughout the morning.

At least three people have died, including two children who were crushed in a car in Angelina County, Texas.

One person died overnight in Monroe County, Mississippi, when a tornado was ripped through Hamilton, about 45 miles northeast of the Mississippi State University campus. In Alto, Texas, 25 people who attended a field day were taken to a local hospital with injuries. More than 150,000 customers were out of power on Sunday morning in five states ̵

1; Texas, Missouri, Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana.

  A gas station is damaged after a storm on Saturday, April 13, 2019 in Vicksburg, Miss. Authorities say a potential tornado has hit Western Mississippi and damaged several companies and vehicles. (Courtland Wells / The Vicksburg Post via AP) A gas station is damaged in bad weather on Saturday, April 13th. 2019 in Vicksburg, Miss. Authorities say a potential tornado has broken down in western Mississippi and damaged several companies and vehicles.

On Sunday morning, a new tornado was reported in Pike County, Alabama after four twin officials were reported in the state on Saturday.

  View of clouds, part of a weather system near Franklin, Texas, in this view image from a social media video from April 13, 2019. [DOC_SANGER/Twitter/Reuters) A view Clouds, part of a weather system near Franklin, Texas, in this still image from the social media video April 13, 2019.

The two children, a three-year-old and eight-year-old, were pronounced dead at the scene in Lufkin, Texas, when a tree fell on the car they were sitting on Saturday afternoon.

  Vehicles drive through a flooded section of Highway 61 South after bad weather on April 13, 2019 in Vicksburg, Miss. (Courtland Wells / The Vicksburg Post via AP) Vehicles drive through a flooded section of Highway 61 South Storm, April 13, 2019, in Vicksburg, Miss.

Tornado watches were still in operation in the South on Sunday morning, including parts of Florida, Alabama and Tennessee. A series of violent storms swept through the area on Sunday morning, revealing rotation in some of the more intense cells. The tornado watches in this region go through the morning hours.

<img src = "https://s.abcnews.com/images/US/weather-1-ap-er-190414_hpMain_16x9_992.jpg" alt = "At the Pemberton Quarters mall, after hard weather on April 13th 2019 in Vicksburg, Miss (19659005) (Courtland Wells / The Vicksburg), debris scattered in flooded water. Post via AP) In the Pemberton Quarters Mall, April 13, 2019, in Vicksburg, Miss.
North of the persistent storm, parts of the Midwest, from Illinois to Ohio, have heavy rains, including thunderstorms. Cooler air around the system brings parts of Missouri and Arkansas with some rain and snow. In the north of Illinois and Indiana, there are also wet snow in some areas.

 Tornado watches continue to be in service on Sunday morning in Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. (ABC News) Tornado watches are still in effect in Alabama and the Florida Panhandle on Sunday morning.

The grave threat on Sunday spans a vast region from Florida to New York, including many metropolitan areas including New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Charlotte, Pittsburgh and Atlanta. More than 80 million Americans are exposed to a storm.

 Heavy storms will affect much of the East Coast on Sunday. (ABC News) Heavy storms will affect much of the East Coast Sunday.

As the storm moves north and east on Sunday, a cold front in the south will carry the threatening weather through the morning hours. Numerous severe thunderstorms with potentially harmful winds, large hail and short tornadoes are possible in parts of the southeast from Florida to Tennessee.

Scattered violent storms will also form through parts of the Midwest and Central Atlantic. In the northeast are areas that are heated during the day – mainly around Washington, D.C. and Baltimore – exposed to the risk of severe thunderstorms. Isolated storms could also enter parts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

 Heavy storms will pull to the northeast on Sunday night. (ABC News) Heavy storms will pull to the northeast on Sunday night.

Despite the loss of daytime heating, the storms are revived overnight in the Appalachians. In the northeast, including Philadelphia and New York, there will be heavy thunderstorms in the area late at night. There is a risk that winds and occasional short tornadoes will be damaged during the night until early Monday.

The storms will be on parts of Interstate 95 during rush hour on Monday morning. In addition to potentially violent storm activity, localized flash floods are possible.

 Monday morning rain from Virginia to New England could be confused by heavy rain. (ABC News) Heavy rain can cause a mess Monday morning, commuting from Virginia to New England.

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