The latest deadly outbreak of severe weather battered the East Coast throughout the day and evening Friday, killing one child as it spawned tornadoes, high winds, flash flooding and thunderstorms across Georgia, Florida, the Carolinas and Virginia, and then turned north. At least four people were killed and there have been at least 30 reports of tornadoes since the storms started their trek across the southern U.S. on Wednesday.

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A likely tornado destroyed homes and knocked down trees and power lines in Franklin County, Virginia, south of Roanoke on Friday afternoon, according to the Roanoke Times.

Here the consequences of a tornado in Mississippi:

Earlier, an 8-year-old girl was killed when a tree fell through a home in Woodville, Florida, just south of Tallahassee, the Leon County Sheriff’s Office told WPTV. A 12-year-old boy was also injured in the incident.

A tornado was reported on the ground around 4:45 p.m. in Orange County, North Carolina, just north of Chapel Hill. Several local TV news outlets reported downed trees and damage to buildings. Much of the state was under severe weather warnings, including tornadoes, flash floods and thunderstorms throughout the evening.

A child was injured when a tree fell on a mobile home in Sumter, S.C., TV station WACH reported. Fire fighters had to pull off part of the top of the home to rescue the boy, who was unresponsive, according to the report.

By Friday evening, the storms had trekked through Georgia and the Florida Panhandle into the Carolinas and Virginia, where there was still a strong risk of damaging winds and rain, forecasters said.

Hundreds of flights were canceled or delayed Friday afternoon and evening at airports in Charlotte, Newark, Atlanta, Boston and other locations along the East Coast as travelers prepared to leave for the holiday weekend.

More than 183,00 homes and businesses across six states were without power Friday evening, according to poweroutage.us. Nearly 53,000 of those were in North Carolina, and almost 30,000 in Florida. The rest were in Mississippi, Georgia, Virginia and South Carolina.

There were at least 10 reports of tornadoes on Thursday, although the exact number has yet to be determined by the National Weather Service.

Be patient and enjoy your Easter !

[The Weather Network]

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