NATURAL DISASTER

Two Killed by Southeast Storms

Two people were killed in storms that tore through the Southeast this weekend, according to The Associated Press. A woman died Saturday night when a tornado ripped through Columbus, Mississippi. Local officials said 12 people were hurt after the tornado touched down, but that their injuries weren’t serious. A spokesman for the city also reportedly said that two community centers, as well as a school, were damaged extensively. A man in Knox County, Tennessee died after his car was trapped in floodwaters, per the AP. At the Tennessee-North Carolina border, Interstate 40 was closed due to a rockslide, placing it among “dozens” of weather-related road closures. Eleven families were evacuated from low areas in the southern portion of West Virginia because of flooding. Homes and businesses in Bruce, Mississippi, were also flooded after rivers overflowed, the AP notes.