OVER 40 million Americans in the South are bracing themselves for a string of severe thunderstorms that could bring hail and potential tornados.
For the second day in a row, severe storms are expected to pummel the south, bringing heavy rains to parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama while bringing hail and tornados to Texas.
Those states, along with Tennessee, boasts a population of over 11 million people, with dozens of school systems in Mississippi and Alabama taking early precautions and dismissing students early to get people off the roads.
Just 30 miles south of Dallas in a town called Waxahachie, people said a tornado cut across an interstate and flipped some big rigs, forcing drivers to run to save them from the wreck.
Eight people were treated for injuries and three drivers sent to the hospital with one with serious injuries.
“I’ve never seen nothing like this. It’s hard to see, but somebody needed to do something,” one witness told CBS of a storm south Fort Worth, Texas.
Five more people were hospitalized in Texas for a similar storm in Ellis County.
“They were screaming and they were saying the fire department’s about to come but that was like 30 minutes before the fire department came,” a witness told CBS.
“Fortunately no human life was taken and we feel blessed for that right now,” said Ellis County judge Todd Little. “Fortunately at this time, no fatalities.”
About 25 to 50 structures were damaged as the tornado headed towards a residential area.
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