COLLEGE STATION, Pa., Nov. 30 (UPI) -- The gulf coast from southern Louisiana to Georgia and the Florida panhandle Tuesday braced for strong thunderstorms, damaging winds and hail.
Monday night severe storms in Mississippi produced at least one tornado, downed trees and knocked out power for thousands of residents.
The tornado touched down in Yazoo County, Miss., damaging a courthouse but causing no injuries, the Jackson (Miss.) Clarion-Ledger reported.
Vicksburg Mayor Paul Winfield told the Clarion-Ledger the storm dumped large amounts of rain on the town.
"We had some heavy rain and flash flooding," Winfield said.
Entergy, Miss., reported some 2,000 power outages after the storm moved through the area.
The storm traveled northeast from Lake Charles, La., through the Jackson, Miss., metro area.
The violent thunderstorms were expected to move eastward Tuesday night through northern Florida to North Carolina, Accuweather.com forecast.