Seven wounded were taken to the hospital, and at least eight houses were destroyed or severely damaged.
Panama City, Florida-On Saturday, a series of severe storms hit the southern United States, killing one person in Louisiana, cutting down trees and electrical wires in Mississippi, hail in coastal cities of Alabama, and destroying property in the northeast. Florida.
Jessie Bellard, president of the Diocese of St. Landry, confirmed that a man died in the early morning tornado in Palmito, Louisiana.
Ballard told KLFY-TV that 27-year-old José Antonio Higareda was killed when a tornado swept through his home.
It added that seven injured people were taken to the hospital, and at least eight houses were destroyed or severely damaged. One of them was torn from the foundation and left almost intact by the roadside. Five of them are mobile.
Ballard told The Acadiana Advocate digital media: “The damage may have extended about 400 or 800 meters (a quarter or half a mile)… The house has nothing.” He did not elaborate on the extent of the loss, but the scene was on Saturday. Heavy equipment was used to remove debris, as people affected by the storm tried to recover some important items.
In Mississippi, Rankin County may have a tornado that knocked down trees and power lines, and no one was reported to be injured.
City officials reported in a Facebook message that a shop and a house were destroyed by what appeared to be a tornado in Panama City Beach, Florida.
Photos taken by residents and published by the “Panama City News Herald” showed that the roof and walls of the store were demolished, but the counters, shelves and merchandise were not affected. There were no reports of injuries.
The town is located in Bay County, which was severely damaged by Hurricane Michael in 2018.
“A lot of people say,’We know what to do. Mark Sheldon, the mayor of Panama City, told the Herald News. Sadly, we have never experienced this process before. They come together as a community. Together. “We saw neighbors go out to help other neighbors. This is the characteristic of Panama City Beach. “
According to local media reports, in Pensacola, Florida, storms damaged the roof of a brewery in the city. The National Weather Service has not confirmed whether it was caused by a tornado, but reported wind speeds of up to 95 kilometers per hour (60 mph).
Pensacola News Magazine reported that there was five inches (13 cm) of rain.
Veronique Zayas, co-owner of Emerald Rpublic Brewing, told the newspaper: “We still know the exact extent of the damage and what is happening.” “But we know that the maximum limit is total loss. Due to flooding. Caused damage, and many devices were damaged.”