The St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office in Louisiana said a possible tornado slammed through Breaux Bridge, flipping a mobile home and killing a 38-year-old woman and her 3-year-old daughter.
Parts of Arkansas and MS were also under a threat of tornadoes, thunderstorms, large hail and flash flooding through Sunday night as the severe weather pushed east, forecasters said.
A 38-year-old woman and her daughter, 3, died Sunday when the tornado with winds of 100 miles per hour blew their mobile home off its foundations in St. Martin Parish, the National Weather Service and local sheriff's office said.
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said the Weather Service had issued a "high risk" advisory for central and northern Louisiana, warning residents to be vigilant of the threat of severe weather.
"The Storm Prediction Center has placed much of North Florida at high risk of severe weather through this afternoon", said State Meteorologist Amy Godsey.
He urged residents in the affected areas to pay close attention to forecasts and tornado warnings, noting that Monday could bring more severe weather conditions into Alabama. The greatest tornado risk is centered over southern Alabama.
Alaska officials say an oil leak has been discovered in the Cook Inlet and a major oil and gas producer has shut down two of its platforms there.
The severe weather that battered Louisiana has left behind pockets of tornado damage and flooding from heavy rains.
"Seconds later, it hit", she said.
The severe weather threat will shift farther east on Monday, Strait said. Several inches of rain will be possible as the system rolls through.
Witnesses told KLFY-TV that the father was at a store when the storm hit and returned home to find the bodies amid the debris.
The dog and the five members of the of the family were doing fine, Reese said, but the home suffered fire, smoke and water damage. Police Commander Brendan Deenihan said the victim saw one of the suspects, whom she knew, on the day of the attack. "She would've started school in August". Storm reports from the National Weather Service suggest the death was caused by straight-line winds, not a tornado, but a survey will be necessary to make the final decision. "She was only 3 years old but was the smartest girl in the world".
Above: A trailer home where two people were killed after a possible tornado, is damaged in Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana, U.S., April 2, 2017.