Tornadoes, floods, severe storms, high winds, icy conditions wreaked havoc on the South since Friday with the arrival of Winter Storm Isaiah.
The system has moved on , but the destruction will be felt for awhile:
- Three people died in a tornado in Pickens County, Alabama.
- Three deaths were reported in northwest Louisiana, including two in a tornado.
- A tree fell on a house in Nacogdoches County, Texas, killing a man inside.
- A man was killed by flooding in Oklahoma.
- The governors of Mississippi and Arkansas declared states of emergency to mobilize a response to clean up.
- Tornadoes were confirmed in Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Missouri.
- 1,000s are still without power
- In Arkansas, all eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 near mile marker 221 in St. Francis County were blocked when high winds flipped seven to 10 tractor-trailers between 3:30 and 4 a.m. Saturday.
- In Missouri, Texas and Oklahoma, severe weather turned into a full blown ice and snow event causing traffic and airport issues across both states.
- The National Weather Service is still investigating some storms to see if they were actually tornadoes. Over 500 storm damage reports have been received.