More than 30,000 homes and businesses were without power in Mississippi and Alabama on Wednesday evening, and PowerOutage.us showed Thursday that more than 16,000 Alabamians were still in the dark by the morning.
Trees were felled and hail the size of baseballs was reported near the Alabama-Mississippi line, according to The Associated Press.
A tornado touched down in Moundville in Hale County Ala. 17, March 17, 2021, causing damage to homes and downing trees. A tree lies partially on a house next to Hale County High School. [Staff Photo/Gary Cosby Jr.]
(Photo/Gary Cosby Jr.])
At least nine tornadoes were reported across the South, according to the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center and more than 50 tornado warnings had been issued across Alabama, Arkansas, Texas, Mississippi and Oklahoma.
Millions of Americans remain threatened by a northeastward-moving system on Thursday.
Intense thunderstorms are also possible for parts of the eastern Gulf Coast and Appalachians, with isolated instances of large hail and scattered storms in the region.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.