Soggy South Sees Another Round Of Storms, Causing Possible Tornadoes

Friday, April 3rd 2009, 5:31 am
By: News On 6

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Officials say another barrage of storms hit the Southeast on Thursday, spawning possible tornadoes.

In south Mississippi, an Amtrak train headed from Chicago to New Orleans hit a tree the storm knocked onto the tracks, injuring the conductor.

In north Mississippi, a lightning strike on a home gave the person inside what one official calls a "pretty good jolt," but the injuries were not life-threatening.

What may have been a funnel cloud was spotted in Pike County. Several homes, trees and power lines in the area were damaged. No immediate reports of injuries.

Waves of storms pelted west Alabama with hail and rain, and a suspected tornado damaged a north Alabama trailer park.

Meanwhile, a line of violent thunderstorms moved through the western Florida Panhandle, leaving about foot of water on some low-lying streets in the downtown Pensacola business district.

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