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Severe Thunderstorms Spawned Tornadoes in the South

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Severe thunderstorms, with damaging winds, hail and at a few tornadoes, struck parts of the South and central U.S. after a relative lull since the Easter holiday weekend.

A few tornadoes were detected by radar Wednesday evening, April 7, according to the National Weather Service. One tornado damaged several homes and trapped residents north of Bastrop, Louisiana, in one of their homes. The National Weather Service reported possible injuries.

Another radar tornado debris signature was detected with that same severe thunderstorm less than an hour later over West Carroll Parish near Kilbourne, Louisiana, where damage to homes was also reported.

A semi was blown off the road in Chicot County, Arkansas, from another confirmed tornado, possibly the same tornado from West Carroll Parish, Louisiana. That same storm then downed power poles and a tree in Washington County, Mississippi.

Strong wind gusts damaged at least one building and blew over an empty semi in northern Clinton, Arkansas. Homes in Tyronza, Arkansas, lost their siding and windows. Power lines were also downed by strong winds.

The previous day, severe thunderstorms with hail flared up over parts of central Nebraska and central Kansas. Hail up to 2.5 inches in diameter - slightly smaller than baseballs - was reported on April 6 in Frizell, Kansas.

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