Powerful storms devastated several southern states Tuesday night tearing apart homes and downing power lines.
The worst hit by the storm was working class communities who had little time to prepare for such an emergency and whose homes could not withstand a powerful storm.
It's all from the same storm system that brought deadly tornadoes to MS and Louisiana.
There were seven confirmed injuries, with two residents seriously injured, and multiple structures damaged along Route 460 and Route 727, according to Geller.
Portish and the others were unhurt when the twister - one of 27 reported Tuesday across the Gulf Coast - brushed past his home.
Rescue teams with search dogs looked around the remains of the park for any of the approximately 300 people who live there.
Her Two-year-old Ian Lewis, boyfriend Larry D. Turner, 50, and brother Devine J. Stringfield, 26, were killed.
St. James Parish Sheriff Willie Martin says three people are still missing and he hopes to locate them Wednesday. A tornado ripped through the park around 3:30 p.m. (4:30 p.m. ET) leaving 160 motor homes and trailers in a field of debris. Governor John Bel Edwards toured the park Tuesday evening and declared an emergency in St. James and six other parishes.
There were reports in the area of seeing a funnel cloud, but there has been no official declaration of it being a tornado.
The severe weather could also make driving conditions hazardous on area roadways and interstates.
In Louisiana, waterspouts were reported over Lake Pontchartrain as the first report of severe weather started to come in.
A possible tornado destroyed 24 units and damaged six others at the Moorings Apartments in Pensacola, Fla., Escambia County officials said.
At least three people were killed and dozens of people were injured, some critically.
Madeline Santiago and Lee Sheffield were at the apartments when the tornado hit, telling USA Today, "We were watching TV and the lights blinked three times". Then he heard what sounded like a freight train. "We didn't know it was coming". She says about 20 of those were severely damaged, including some that were flattened.
The windows in the house exploded and a 57-year-old oak tree went through the roof. "I don't have my apartment anymore".
Authorities are investigating the possibility that high winds caused a vacant three-story building in the Bronx to collapse.
Tornadoes tore through towns as far north as Pennsylvania and power outages left tens of thousands of residents from the Carolinas to New England in the dark as severe weather continued to rake across a broad swath of the country.
The National Weather Service had issued a tornado warning for an area in southeastern Virginia, with radar indicating a twister in Waverly. Straight-line wind gusts may be particularly strong, reaching 70 miles per hour or greater.
On Wednesday, the storms will continue through Florida but also move into Georgia, the Carolinas and eastern Virginia.
The storms expected Wednesday are part of the same system that spawned tornadoes in Gulf Coast states Tuesday and killed, at least, three people in Louisiana and Mississippi. Tornado watches were posted from SC to New Jersey. More than 2,700 flights were canceled on Wednesday with almost a 1,000 of those coming from Chicago O'Hare International Airport. They were strewn across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida, and each report had a list of damages or roads blocked by felled trees.
The U.S. averages 29 tornadoes in February - most often forming in the Deep South, according to the National Centers for Environmental Information.