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Severe storms hit the South

Severe storm damage in Calhoun City, Miss., on Monday Associated Press/ Photo by Thomas Wells/ Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Severe storms hit the South

Tornadoes damaged homes, businesses, and vehicles from Mississippi to Kentucky on Monday. The storms started in Mississippi on Sunday and brought tornadoes that downed trees and damaged homes. The National Weather Service retweeted photos showing fallen trees and power lines in Memphis, Tenn. Large parts of Alabama and Georgia remained under tornado watches on Monday, and thousands sought shelter when a tornado reportedly touched down in the Atlanta area.

Was anyone killed? One man in Douglasville, Ga., died when a falling tree brought power lines onto his car. And in Houston County in central Georgia, a woman was killed after a tree fell on her home. Meteorologists predict more storms for the Southern states throughout Tuesday, including tornadoes and golf ball–sized hail.

Dig deeper: Read Sharla Megilligan’s report on neighbors helping one another during Texas’ freezing week in February.

Editor’s note: WORLD has updated this report since its initial posting.

Charissa Koh

Charissa is a WORLD reporter who often writes about poverty-fighting and criminal justice. She resides with her family in Atlanta.



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