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DALAS – A storm system that has caused extensive damage and some trauma Texas Tuesday brought to Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, which may have caused a “regional outbreak of severe weather,” the Storm Forecast Center said.
Affected areas, including the cities of Batan Rouge and Jackson, Mississippistrong tornadoes can be observed, forecasters note.
Federal and Louisiana authorities have reminded thousands of hurricane survivors living in government-provided mobile homes and holiday trailers to have an evacuation plan because the structures may not withstand the expected weather.
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More than 8,000 families live in such temporary facilities, Bob Howard, a spokesman for the Joint Information Center of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness of the Governor of Louisiana, said Monday.
In a joint statement, the agencies said the floods could do the most damage.
“Recurrences of heavy rainfall may occur in the same areas, increasing the risk of flooding,” the statement said. “Go to higher places when you hear flood warnings.”
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Nearly 1,800 households in trailers provided directly by FEMA are yet to return to homes damaged or destroyed by Hurricanes Laura and Delta in 2020, according to a press release last week. Another 1,600 trailers have been deployed for Hurricane Ida’s relocated households, Howard said, and Louisiana has exhibited more than 4,400 RV trailers for Ida victims as part of a test program paid for by FEMA.
Anyone living in public or FEMA temporary housing should keep their cell phones turned on and fully charged, including high-volume and severe weather alerts, the agencies said.
“The greatest danger is expected at night,” they added.
The release notes that RV mobile homes and trailers are state property that cannot be moved.
The storm has already caused damage in Texas, injuring at least four people, officials said.
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Officials reported damage throughout Jacksboro, about 60 miles (100 kilometers) northwest of Fort Worth. There in the photos posted on social networks, it can be seen that the storm tore off the wall and roof of parts of Jacksbourg High School, especially in the gym.
“It brought tears to my eyes,” Starla Sanders School Principal told WFAA-TV in Dallas.
The storm also hit the city animal shelter, but the amount of damage was not known.
Thirty miles (50 kilometers) northeast of Jacksbar, near Bowie, damage was reported to be widespread, with reports of some trapped collapsed structures. City manager Bert Cunningham said the most damage had been done east of the city: as many as four seizures had been reported. Four people were slightly injured, emergency manager Kelly McNab said.
In some areas of central and eastern Texas, especially in the Austin and College Station areas, severe storms were reported to have hit the tornado, the National Weather Service said. The photos posted on social networks show damage to buildings in the suburbs of Austin Round Rock and Elgin. The victims were not immediately reported.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott told a news conference Monday night in the Austin suburb of Williamson that the “devastating” storms had caused significant damage, but the state would stand “shoulder to shoulder” with the victims, and he was grateful there were no reports of deaths. . .
“We know there are a lot of people whose lives have been completely ruined and people who have lost their homes,” Abbott said. “At the same time … it could also be a miracle, because even though there was devastating physical damage, as far as I know, at the moment there are no reports of deaths, which is just staggering.”