Photos: Southeast US December Tornadoes Killed 14

Debris is seen after a powerful tornado struck Clarksdale, Mississippi, December 24, 2015.    REUTERS/Justin A. Shaw
Debris is seen after a powerful tornado struck Clarksdale, Mississippi, December 24, 2015. REUTERS/Justin A. Shaw

An unusual outbreak of December tornadoes caused by an unseasonably warm weather hit the Southeast of America from Arkansas to Michigan, killing at least 14 people in three states on Wednesday.

Dozens more were injured, and the authorities are still searching for people that are still missing.

Authorities confirmed seven deaths in Mississippi, six in Tennessee and one person in Arkansas.

Vehicles and debris scattered around the land after the massive disaster which flattened houses and trees.

Last year, tornadoes hit Mississippi, killing five and injuring dozens more.

AP reported that storms continued marching east on Thursday, dumping torrential rain that flooded roads in Alabama and caused a mudslide in the mountains of Georgia.

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Photos: Tornadoes Strike Central, Southern U.S. Killed 21

A debris trail, bottom, left when a tornado struck a Vilonia, Ark., neighborhood, leads from the rows of houses Monday, April 28, 2014, after a tornado struck the town late Sunday.  (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
A debris trail, bottom, left when a tornado struck a Vilonia, Ark., neighborhood, leads from the rows of houses Monday, April 28, 2014, after a tornado struck the town late Sunday. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

At least 21 people were killed after ferocious storms and tornadoes tore down buildings and causing mass destruction in the southern United States.

Hundreds others were injured.

Most of the deaths occurred on Sunday after tornadoes hit Arkansas and other states.

Monday’s twister in Tupelo, one of several to tear across Mississippi, damaged hundreds of homes and businesses, downed power lines and tore up trees, the National Weather Service said.

After the Monday’s tornado in Tulopo, officials imposed an 8 p.m. (0100 GMT) curfew and in some residential areas were closed off as emergency crews checked downed power lines and gas leaks.

The storm system later pushed into parts of Alabama, where emergency officials said at least two people were killed at a trailer park near Athens, Alabama. 

Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe said at least 15 people had died statewide in the storm. 

Nine of the victims on Sunday came from the same street in Vilonia, a town with a population of about 4,100.

State authorities reported that one person was killed in Oklahoma, one in Iowa and another one in Kansas,

The National Weather Service said the threat of tornadoes will last for several days as a strong weather system interacts with a large area of unstable air across the central and southern United States.

According to AP News, The National Weather Service posted tornado watches and warnings around Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia that were in effect through Monday night.

Here are some photos of the aftermath…

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Photos: At Least 1 Killed And 77 Injured in La. Chemical Plant Explosion

GEISMAR, La. -- A ground-rattling explosion Thursday at a chemical plant in Louisiana ignited a blaze that killed one person and injured dozens of others, authorities said. Witnesses described a chaotic scene of flames as high as 200 feet into the air and workers scrambling over gates to escape the plant.
GEISMAR, La. — A ground-rattling explosion Thursday at a chemical plant in Louisiana ignited a blaze that killed one person and injured dozens of others, authorities said. Witnesses described a chaotic scene of flames as high as 200 feet into the air and workers scrambling over gates to escape the plant.

A ground shaking explosion has occurred in Louisiana chemical plant at about 8:37 a.m. on Thursday morning.

The plant is in an industrial area of Geismar, a Mississippi River community about 20 miles south-east of Baton Rouge.

At least one died and seventy-seven others were injured in the explosion.

Police identified the man killed as  29-year-old Zachary C. Green, of Hammond.

The massive explosion started a fire shooting 100 to 200 feet in the air.

The plant which belongs to  Williams Companies Inc., makes ethylene and propylene.

Even after the fire was extinguished, the thick black smoke still rose in the air above the plant.

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In Photos: Severe Storms Hit Midwest, Deep South Killed 3

Tornadoes and very strong winds peel the roofs from homes in the Deep South and heaped snow and ice on the Midwest.

Golf-ball and baseball-sized hail pelted parts of Georgia and the Carolinas late Thursday and early Friday.

Three people were killed.

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Photos: Deadly Tornadoes Batter Mississippi, Georgia, Indiana And Tennessee

Debris lies on yard after a tornado moved through Adairsville, Ga. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. A fierce storm system that roared across northwest Georgia has left at least one person dead and a trail of damage that included demolished buildings in downtown Adairsville and vehicles overturned on Interstate 75 northwest of Atlanta. A tornado touched down in Adairsville, and authorities confirmed that at least one person was killed in the town about 60 miles northwest of Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Debris lies on yard after a tornado moved through Adairsville, Ga. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. A fierce storm system that roared across northwest Georgia has left at least one person dead and a trail of damage that included demolished buildings in downtown Adairsville and vehicles overturned on Interstate 75 northwest of Atlanta. A tornado touched down in Adairsville, and authorities confirmed that at least one person was killed in the town about 60 miles northwest of Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Deadly tornadoes batter Mississippi, Georgia, Indiana and Tennessee on Tuesday night and Wednesday.

The tornadoes damaged buildings, vehiches and trees.

Lots of houses were damaged in Solsberry, Indiana.

At least two people were killed, one in Georgia and the other in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Photos: Isaac Causing Bad Flooding And Tornadoes (August 31, 2012)

Water rises around a home on the Jourdan River as Hurricane Isaac passes through Kiln, Mississippi, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Spooneybarger

Isaac was downgraded to a tropical depression on Thursday and is moving into the central United States.

It left little damage in New Orleans, where stronger barriers were installed after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 but leaving large areas of the region flooded.

A report says that seven tornadoes have spun off from Isaac in Mississippi and Alabama.

A tornado that touched down in Gulfport, Mississippi had caused significant destruction to homes.

Now, there is a potential failure of Lake Tangipahoa Dam in Mississippi’s Percy Quin State Park.

Authorities ordered the immediate evacuation of tens of thousands of residents in nearby communities in Louisiana and Mississippi as a protective measure if the dam burst flooded the areas.

A sherriff’s vehicle sits in flood waters caused by Isaac, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, north of LaPlace, La, off Lake Pontchartrain. Isaac’s maximum sustained winds had decreased to 45 mph and the National Hurricane Center said it was expected to become a tropical depression by Thursday night. The storm’s center was on track to cross Arkansas on Friday and southern Missouri on Friday night, spreading rain as it goes. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Carlo Maltese and his dog Pin ride in a boat after being rescued from his flooded home as Hurricane Isaac hits Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, in Braithwaite, La. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
A rescue boat passes a partially submerged stop sign during Hurricane Isaac on August 29, in Braithwaite, Louisiana. Hurricane Isaac pounded New Orleans with fierce winds and torrents of rain, but the multi-billion-dollar flood defenses built after Katrina swamped the city seven years ago held firm. (AFP Photo/Mario Tama)
The Mississippi Army National Guard keeps people off the streets during curfew along Beach Blvd. as Hurricane Isaac passes through Gulfport, Mississippi, August 29, 2012. The slow-moving but powerful Category 1 hurricane was felt along the Gulf Coast, threatening to flood towns in Mississippi and Louisiana with storm surges of up to 12 feet (3.7 meters) and top sustained winds up to 75 miles per hour (120 kilometers per hour). REUTERS/Michael Spooneybarger
Boats are battered in the harbor as Hurricane Isaac passes through Pass Christian, Mississippi, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Spooneybarger
A man and a woman walk through flood waters on St. Roch ave. as Hurricane Isaac makes land fall in New Orleans, Louisiana August 29, 2012. The two were trying to reach a local gas station to retrieve supplies. REUTERS/Sean Gardner
Rescue workers transport residents trapped by rising water from Hurricane Isaac in the River Forest subdivision on August 29, 2012 in LaPlace, Louisiana. The large Level 1 hurricane slowly moved across southeast Louisiana, dumping huge amounts of rain and knocking out power to Louisianans in scattered parts of the state. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Joel Geiger holds his son Jarren Geiger, 4, while surveying the damage in the Olde Towne area after Hurricane Isaac passed through Slidell, Louisiana, August 30, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Spooneybarger
Residents of Mandeville walk through a flooded street as Hurricane Isaac passes through Mandeville, Louisiana, August 30, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
Christine Hopson boards a National Guard truck with family members after their home was flooded in Hurricane Isaac in La Place, Louisiana August 30, 2012. REUTERS/Lee Celano

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Photos: Isaac Flooded New Orleans, Louisiana and Mississippi (August 30, 2012)

Sea birds surround the American Legion fishing pier in Bay St. Louis, Miss., as Isaac’s winds and storm surge flood some low laying neighborhoods, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina hitting the Gulf Coast. Isaac was packing 80 mph winds, making it a Category 1 hurricane. It came ashore early Tuesday near the mouth of the Mississippi River, driving a wall of water nearly 11 feet high inland and soaking a neck of land that stretches into the Gulf. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Updated news on Isaac: ‘Photos: Isaac Causing Bad Flooding And Tornadoes (August 31, 2012)’.

Isaac came ashore late Tuesday as a Category 1 hurricane, with 80 mph winds near the mouth of the Mississippi River bringing along high winds, storm surges, and torrents of rain.

It drove a wall of water nearly 11 feet high inland.

By Wednesday mid afternoon, 19 hours after making landfall, Isaac had been downgraded to a tropical storm.

Anyway since Isaac moves very slowly, it is dumping more rain and together with the threat of storm surges it can cause more flooding in Louisiana.

Isaac that arrived exactly seven years after Hurricane Katrina did not make a direct hit on New Orleans.

It brings slashing rain and wind gusts up to 100 mph that buffeted New Orleans skyscrapers.

Chuck Cropp, center, his son Piers, left, and wife Liz, right, wade through floodwaters from Hurricane Isaac Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, in New Orleans. As Isaac made landfall, it was expected to dump as much as 20 inches of rain in several parts of Louisiana. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
A research student from the the University of Alabama measures wind speeds as Hurricane Isaac makes landfall, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, in New Orleans, La. The storm stalled for several hours before resuming a slow trek inland, and forecasters said that was in keeping with the its erratic history. The slow motion over land means Isaac could be a major soaker, dumping up to 20 inches of rain in some areas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

In Plaquemines Parish, the storm pushed water over an 18-mile levee and put so much pressure on it that authorities planned to intentionally make a hole in the floodwall to relieve the strain.

Dozens of people were stranded in the flooded coastal areas and had to be rescued.

Plaquemines Parish ordered a mandatory evacuation for the west bank of the Mississippi below Belle Chasse because of worries about a storm surge.

West of New Orleans, Tropical Storm Isaac pushed water from lakes Pontchartrain and Maurepas into parts of LaPlace that caused flooding in St. John the Baptist Parish and victims were evacuated.

Tropical Storm Isaac, downgraded from a hurricane about 19 hours after making landfall, drove water over a levee in a lightly populated part of Plaquemines Parish. (Aug. 29) Associated Press.
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Isaac’s winds and storm surge overcomes the seawall and floods Terrace Avenue in Waveland, Miss., Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina hitting the Gulf Coast. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Isaac’s winds and storm surge overcomes the seawall and floods the intersection of Nicholson Ave. and Beach Boulevard in Waveland, Miss., Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina hitting the Gulf Coast. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Pedestrians pass a fallen traffic light as Hurricane Isaac makes landfall, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, in New Orleans, La. Isaac was packing 80 mph winds, making it a Category 1 hurricane. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
A pedestrians passes a fallen news stand as Hurricane Isaac makes landfall, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, in New Orleans, La. Isaac was packing 80 mph winds, making it a Category 1 hurricane. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Drug Enforcement Agency Special Agent Keith Billiot, left, Lanny LaFrance, center, and Sam Maltese, right, battle the wind and rain from Hurricane Isaac while riding in a rescue boat Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, in Braithwaite, La. Maltese and his family were rescued from their flooded home. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
A pedestrians passes a fallen news stand as Hurricane Isaac makes landfall, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, in New Orleans, La. Isaac was packing 80 mph winds, making it a Category 1 hurricane. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Isaac’s winds and storm surge flood parts of Waveland, Miss., Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina hitting the Gulf Coast. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

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Hurricane Isaac In N. Orleans On Katrina’s 7th Anniversary – Photos

A stop light hangs down during strong wind and rain as Hurricane Isaac pushes into the New Orleans metro area in Metairie, Louisiana, August 29, 2012. Hurricane Isaac drove water over the top of a levee on the outskirts of New Orleans on Wednesday, but the multibillion-dollar barriers built to protect the city itself after the 2005 Katrina disaster were not breached, officials said. REUTERS/Sean Gardner

Updated news – Photos: Isaac Flooded New Orleans, Louisiana and Mississippi (August 30, 2012)

The Category 1 Hurricane Isaac hit New Orleans exactly seven years after New Orleans was hit by Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005.

So far the new barriers built to protect the city after the 2005 Katrina disaster has not been breached.

Anyway a levee on the outskirts of New Orleans has been breached on Wednesday.

Emergency management officials in low-lying Plaquemines Parish reported the over topping of an 8-foot (2.4-meter) high levee between the Braithwaite and White Ditch districts southeast of New Orleans.

There are reports of people on their roofs and attics and 12 to 14 foot of water in their homes.

The greatest concern is an expected storm surge of between 6 and 12 feet off the Louisiana and Mississippi coasts, 4 to 8 feet along the Alabama coast and 2 to 4 feet on the Florida Panhandle.

Storm surge is when hurricane winds raise sea levels off the coast, causing flooding on land.

Farther south, water was pushed over a rural levee and flooded some homes.

Beach front roads were under water, and more than a half-million people had lost power in Louisiana.

People play in the storm surge from Hurricane Isaac, on Lakeshore Drive along Lake Pontchartrain, as the storm nears land, in New Orleans, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Bay St. Louis, Miss., fireman David Stefano reacts as he and other first responders use an airboat to reach a house fire Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. Isaac’s rainfall flooded a number of streets in this Bay St. Louis subdivision, preventing firemen from responding quickly to the fire that destroyed a house. (AP Photo/Holbrook Mohr)
People sit on a bench along the seawall in the storm surge from Isaac, on Lakeshore Drive along Lake Pontchartrain, as the storm approaches landfall, in New Orleans, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
A storm surge pounds the seawall along Lake Pontchartrain as Isaac makes landfall. (AP)

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Photos: Hurricane Isaac Hits Southeast Louisiana

10-year-olds Joshua Keegan (L) and Ruffin Henry (C) play with Scout in a flooded area outside of the levee system along the shores of Lake Pontchartrain as Hurricane Isaac approaches New Orleans, Louisiana August 28, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Updated news – Photos: Isaac Flooded New Orleans, Louisiana and Mississippi (August 30, 2012)

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Hurricane Isaac crashed ashore in southeast Louisiana on Tuesday, bringing high winds and heavy rain.

Nearly 70,000 people in Louisiana were without electricity.

On Tuesday, some parts of Louisiana’s low-lying Plaquemines Parish were already flooded.

The effects of the large, slow moving storm have already been felt along the coast lines of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.

Large storm surge caused flood in Louisiana and winds gusted to 99.7793 kilometers per hour (62 miles per hour) in New Orleans.

On Tuesday morning, engineers closed the new floodgate at Lake Borgne, east of New Orleans, for the first time.

It is largest storm-surge barrier in the world.

Hurricane Isaac is predicted to hit New Orleans almost exactly seven years after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans on August 29, 2005 killing more than 1,800 people and causing billions of dollars of damage.

People were urged to leave the low-lying areas in Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana because the hurricane could flood towns and cities in, with a storm surge of up to 12 feet high!

Before turning into a hurricane, Tropical Storm Issac had already killed at least 23 people in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

Residents gather to watch the ocean’s surf as Hurricane Isaac approaches Gulfport, Mississippi, August 28, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Spooneybarger
L’Rena Anderson leans into the wind as she walks along the beach on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. Anderson was among many local residents who turned out to watch the effects of Hurricane Isaac as it churns through the Gulf of Mexico toward an expected landfall in Louisiana. (AP Photo/Northwest Florida Daily News, Devon Ravine)
An unidentified Okaloosa County Deputy Sheriff stands next to the Jetty East condominium in Destin, Fla., Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 as a wave crashes over the buildings boardwalk. Although Isaac is expected to make landfall in Louisiana, the storm still pounded shorelines along Northwest Florida as it moved through the Gulf of Mexico. (AP Photo/Northwest Florida Daily News, Devon Ravine)
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Tropical Storm Debby Heads For Florida – Photos

Waves crash against the Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., as wind, waves, and storm from Tropical Storm Debby pound the Florida panhandle Sunday, June 24, 2012. Louisiana’s governor declared a state of emergency as the storm threatens to flood low-lying coastal areas. (AP Photo/Northwest Florida Daily, Devon Ravine)

Tropical Storm Debby is moving slowly to the Florida coast on Sunday, June 24. 

This brings strong winds and waves that forced the closure of about a quarter of offshore oil and gas production in the Gulf of Mexico.

Several Alabama beaches were closed due to rough surf.

According to an emergency management official, earlier on Sunday, it caused tornadoes that killed a woman, severely injured a child and wrecked homes in central Florida in rural Highlands County.

The National Hurricane Center maintained a storm warning for the Mississippi-Alabama border, extended warnings for Florida’s northwest coast to Englewood, and discontinued warnings for the Louisiana coast.

Residents were warned to expect storm conditions within 36 hours.

This is a disaster.

A young girl reacts to a breaking waves at Cedar Key, Fla., as Tropical Storm Debby makes it’s way across the Gulf of Mexico early Sunday, June 24, 2012 drenching the Gulf coast of Florida in it’s wake. Parts of Florida, including the Panhandle, remain under a tropical storm warning as Debby churns off the Gulf Coast. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin)
Cedar Key Fire Chief Robert Robinson clings to a section of a floating dock that broke free from the rest as strong storm surge and flooding are felt from Tropical Storm Debby, in Cedar Key, Fla., Sunday, June 24, 2012. Robinson tries to attach a chain to the dock section so it can be lifted out of the Gulf by a forklift. Slow-moving Tropical Storm Debby’s outer bands lashed Florida with rain and kicked up rough surf off Alabama on Sunday, prompting storm warnings for those states and causing at least one death. (AP Photo/The Gainesville Sun, Brad McClenny)
Water sneaks into a restaurant in Cedar Key, Fla. as Tropical Storm Debby churns on the Florida Gulf coast waiting to makes its way across the Gulf of Mexico early Sunday, June 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin)
Wendy Slaughter, left, helps Pat Boninsh, center, tie down the covering on their Cedar Key, Fla., boat rental docking porch as Jacqueline Slaughter, right, makes sure it’s complete. High winds and rain from Tropical Storm Debby drenches the Gulf coast as it makes it’s way across the Gulf of Mexico early Sunday, June 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin)

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