At least 2 killed, several injured as tornado hits US south

Volunteers help clear out belongings from a tornado-damaged home in the Arabi neighborhood on March 23, 2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo: CFP)

At least two people were killed and several others injured when a tornado moved through multiple southern U.S. states, Xinhua News Agency reported on Thursday, citing local media.

As of 10:15 a.m. CDT, some 14,000 customers were without power in Louisiana and Mississippi, while more than 19,000 outages were reported in Texas, according to the report. meteorologists have forecast that scattered severe storms will move into the southern Great Lakes area on Wednesday, potentially packing damaging wind gusts and an isolated tornado threat.