Tornado Watch until 5 AM for South Mississippi

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"It looks like a storm came up through Louisiana and into MS and exploded in Monroe County", Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell told CNN. Franklin is located about 125 miles (200 kilometers) south of Dallas. Two people were hospitalized for injuries that were not thought to be life-threatening, while others were treated at the scene, Yezak said. Multiple people were injured and several homes were damaged in Hamilton, Mississippi, said Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley.

In East Texas, authorities say two children were killed when high winds toppled a tree onto the back of the family vehicle while it was in motion. Multiple structures in Franklin, Texas were destroyed by a tornado on Saturday, as severe weather swept through eastern Texas toward Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.

The National Weather Service rated the tornado EF-3 with winds of about 140 miles per hour (225 kph). By the time they move east of the Mississippi River around 7-8 PM, we have a long line of storms from Tennessee to the Gulf Coast advancing toward Alabama. Alto is situated about 140 miles (225 kilometers) north of Houston. However, a few storms may reach severe limits in South Mississippi and may be capable of isolated damaging wind gusts and tornadoes.

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Officers gave first aid but the 5-year-old child suffered "significant injuries" and had been taken to a hospital, Potts said. Aranda was arrested following the 10 a.m. incident that left the victim with life-threatening injuries.

The storm damaged a roof of a hotel in New Albany, Mississippi, and Mississippi State University's 21,000 students huddled in basements and hallways as a tornado came near the campus in Starkville. Trees were down and at least some minor structural damage was reported in residential areas east of the campus.

Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain with areas of fog after 9 p.m. Sunday, forecasters say.

Authorities said 13-year-old Sebastian Omar Martinez drowned in a drainage canal after flash flooding struck Bawcomville, near Monroe, said Deputy Glenn Springfield of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Department. "Get those weather radios and phone apps TURNED ON", its Birmingham office said. The man, whose name was not immediately released, died after being taken to a hospital. This system will bring with it a threat of severe weather both in the morning and again later afternoon on Sunday.

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