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.


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