Thunderstorms and tornados continue to pummel much of the southeast, with major flooding being seen in Tennessee.
Rainfall continues to fall in Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky ,West Virginia, and Ohio, with flood watches covering much of the area. Much of Tennessee is severely flooded, and five people have been reported killed in flash flooding. Much of central Memphis is closed due to flooding, which Nashville has seen a foot of rain and expects more. Authorities in Nashville have advised all residents to stay at home ans off the roads.
The phenomenon known as “training,” is largely to blame for the flooding. Training is described as weather oddity where thunderstorms form in a line and continue to pass over the same area.
Tornadoes continue to be spotted, including one in Scotland, Arkansas responsible for one death, and injuring two dozen. Another tornado hit Ashland, Mississippi, killing Latoya Long, 25, and Thomas Catrell Cowan, 26. Benton County Coroner John Riles told AP that the mobile home the pair lived in was completely destroyed by the severe weather.
Commenting on the grisly scene, he remarked, "it looks like you stuck about four sticks of dynamite on it and it just disappeared."