A Shelby firefighter past damaged homes caused by severe weather in Shelby. Power outages were wide spread throughout the path of the storm, with 35,824 without power in Texas, 16,160 in Louisiana, 24,029 in Missouri, 27,877 in MS, 10,543 in Alabama and 12,170 in Georgia, according to PowerOutage.US.
The children were in a auto with their parents, when a massive tree fell on their vehicle due to strong winds, killing both minors on the spot.
The storm front is now dissipating and heading out to the Atlantic Ocean.
"There is no more severe threat today", CNN meteorologist Haley Brink said.More news: Christians mark Palm Sunday | Religion 2019-04-15
Emergency Management Coordinator Billy Huggins said more than a dozen people were injured in Franklin, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) northeast of Austin.
Rain and snow showers are expected across northern NY and northern New England. There is a threat of flooding in rivers across that region because of Sunday night's rain combined with snow melt.
Almost 90,000 customers were without electricity in Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Georgia as of midday Sunday, according to www.poweroutage.us as the severe weather left a trail of destruction.More news: Taliban announce annual spring offensive in Afghanistan
Two children, siblings aged three and eight, were killed on Saturday when a tree fell on the vehicle in which they were sitting in Pollok, Texas, said a spokeswoman for the Angelina County Sheriff's Department. There were no details about the death of another woman. The 13-year-old boy drowned in a drainage area in West Monroe late Saturday afternoon, the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office said.
The tree "flattened the auto like a pancake", said Capt. Alton Lenderman of the Angelina County Sheriff's Office.
The tornado formed in Milam County and crossed in Robertson County, reaching wind speeds of 140 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service.More news: Portland takes Game 1 against Oklahoma