“Body of girl in Mississippi believed swept away by flooding found as rain batters Southeast”
The body of a 9-year-old girl was found April 7, 2014. It is believed that she was swept by a current during a flash flood in west-central Mississippi. The girls body was identified by her mother. The mother reported that the girl was pulled into a channel under the road in Yazoo city, Mississippi. They received 4 to 5 inches of rain in a short period of time. There were flash flood watches and warnings in effect monday morning in parts of southeastern Mississippi, much of Alabama, a large portion of Georgia, and the northwestern Florida. The chain of storms that caused the flash floods continued to North Carolina where a tornado touched down in the eastern part of the state. There were no reports of death and few possible injuries reported. Another tornado touched down in Covington County in south-central Mississippi around 2 a.m. Monday. As a result seven people had minor injuries and 60 homes were damaged.
I think that this article was written to inform others of the effects of severe weather. It tells of the various outcomes that could occur as a result of it. I believe that the article is meant to encourage people to take severe weather seriously.