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Shaina Scott of Alexander City, Alabama, said the hail had pelted holes in the side of her house. Shaina Scott said the hail had punctured holes in the side of her house in Alexander City, Alabama, on Sunday,April 19, 2020.12 hours ago
Johnette Lamborne said the storm caused damage to her home, car and storage shed in Alexander City, Alabama, on Sunday.
Overall, more than 50 million people face the threat of severe storms from eastern Texas to South Carolina, and millions of them are under flash flood watches. For cities like Montgomery, Alabama, and Jackson, Mississippi, a level 4 out of 5 severe threat exists, where strong tornadoes (EF2 or stronger) are possible, along with large hail.
The storm system is similar to the one that hit the region last week, leaving at least 32 people dead and causing extensive damage.
"No two weather patterns are ever the same, but these are very similar," said CNN meteorologist Gene Norman. "That being said, there are big differences between this Sunday and what happened Easter. For example, the position of the jet stream is further south than on Easter, and there also is not as much shear in the atmosphere for these locations."
Some cities that were hit by tornadoes last week, including Monroe, Louisiana, and Bassfield, Mississippi, are included in Sunday's Tornado Watch area. At least 200 to 300 structures were damaged in Monroe last week, Mayor Jamie Mayo said.