Deadly Storm System Now Threatens 90 Million People With Destructive Weather

First Alert Weather Day on Saturday severe weather outbreak likely

First Alert Weather Day on Saturday severe weather outbreak likely

A preliminary damage survey found that a tornado with peak intensity of EF-3 and winds up to 140 miles per hour touched down in Robertson County, according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.

At least one tornado was reported Sunday morning in southeast Alabama, near Troy and Goshen, the National Weather Service's Birmingham office said. This tornado had a clear TDS [tornado debris signature] with it. Angelina County Sheriff Greg Sanches said in a statement that the children, who were in the vehicle with their parents during the storm, were pronounced dead on the scene.

In East Texas, authorities say two children were killed when high winds toppled a tree onto the back of the family vehicle while it was in motion.

Falls County officials said that agencies would be reporting to Robertson County to assist after reports of people trapped, several injuries and damaged buildings. A cold front will likely spawn severe storms with hail and gusty winds. 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. "Take cover now", the NWS office said.

Texas experienced the beginning of the unsafe and severe storms Saturday.

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The service also issued a flash flood warning for Sussex and Warren counties in North Jersey.

The tornado threat will be lower by then, but damaging winds could still present hazardous conditions.

ABC News reported two more deaths after a tornado ripped through Hamilton, Mississippi.

Warm air enhanced the atmosphere's instability Saturday, allowing the storm system to rev up more energy and grow, CNN meteorologist Chad Myers said. "We are just a mess", Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell told the outlet.

Residents in parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia Georgia and Florida were encouraged to monitor weather bulletins throughout Sunday and to secure loose outdoor items.

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