Storms hit southeast

Severe storms spawned hail and heavy rain that affected Alabama, Mississippi and Arkansas on Tuesday.

BY SUSAN KIM | BALTIMORE | March 23, 2005


Severe storms spawned hail and heavy rain that affected Alabama, Mississippi and Arkansas on Tuesday.

A tornado touched down in Houston County (southeast Alabama), injuring four people about 15 miles east of Dothan. Six homes were damaged, and there were reports of downed trees and power lines.

Two businesses and 11 houses were also damaged in Holly Branch, Mississippi, after a tornado touched down in DeSoto and Marshall counties in the northwestern part of the state. Mississippi also saw 70-mph straight-line winds.

A tornado was also spotted in northeast Arkansas, part of a storm that moved through parts of Cross, Craighead, Poinsett, and Mississippi counties in the northeast part of the state. Roof damage was reported, and heavy rain also resulted in localized flooding. Pine Bluff, Arkansas reported more than two inches of rain.

Georgia, Missouri, Iowa, Kansas and northern Florida also faced minor storm damage on Tuesday.


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