Death toll from tornadoes, severe storms in South rises to 8


As a result of the storm organizers for the Masters golf tournament at Georgia's Augusta National Golf Club moved up tee times Sunday.

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for much of the WSAZ viewing area.

The Angelina County Sheriff's Office says an 8-year-old and a 3-year-old died Saturday when the tree toppled onto the back of their family's vehicle in Lufkin while it was in motion. No injuries were reported, but officials reported damage to several businesses and vehicles.

The Storm Prediction Center has issued an enhanced risk (level 3 out of 5) stretching from eastern Alabama through the southern Appalachians and into the Ohio Valley. Damage was reported early Saturday evening in Vicksburg, Mississippi, as severe thunderstorms rumbled through the city.

In Texas, two children died after a tree fell on their vehicle.

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The storm system will lift northeast Sunday presenting a risk of strong to severe storms in the Appalachians and Mid-Atlantic.

Trees were pulled up by the roots, roofs were torn off buildings and the cinderblock foundation was all that was left of a mobile home in the town, which is southeast of Waco.

Some of the greatest threats include scattered tornadoes, wind gusts reaching 70 miles per hour and hail up to 1.5 inches in diameter.

The storm surge has been made up of a mix of strong winds, heavy rain, flooding and even tornadoes. Thirteen-year-old Sebastian Omar Martinez drowned in a drainage canal in Bawcomville, said Deputy Glenn Springfield of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Department, the AP reports. "Additional heavy rain from multiple rounds of thunderstorms is expected this evening and overnight". Trees were down throughout the hilly city on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi. The path length and EF-rating on this second tornado is also unknown. Tornado warnings have been issued in OH and SC on Sunday afternoon and a tornado watch has been issued in Virginia.