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Storms take aim at Alabama after killing 2 in Louisiana

Storms take aim at Alabama after killing 2 in Louisiana

"He was barely alive when (his) brother found him". Alabama was expected to be the in path of the storms Monday. She was unable to get out and died.

In the tiny Mississippi Delta town of Glendora, the mayor's wife died Sunday when strong winds toppled a tree onto the couple's house.

Several damaging tornadoes swept through Louisiana on Sunday, as forecasters warned residents of the state that its under a high risk of severe weather. The storm may also bring hail as large as quarters and blinding downpours that will slow traffic around the city.

Monday: Showers and thunderstorms likely before 1pm, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm between 1pm and 4pm, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 4pm. Flights at North Carolina's Charlotte Douglas International Airport also were stopped amid heavy rain, the airport said on Twitter.

CNN affiliate WSB-TV reported two tornadoes touched down in Paulding County late Monday morning. In Middle Georgia, trees were downed onto Interstate 75 in Monroe County Monday afternoon, according to the county sheriff.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport tweeted from its official account that the Federal Aviation Administration has ordered a ground stop, which means that flights heading to Atlanta from other airports will be held until it is lifted.

Parts of Arkansas and MS were also under a threat of tornadoes, but the bullseye was on much of Louisiana.

Strong storms could still produce tornadoes in the area from southeastern Louisiana into central and southern MS overnight, before moving further east early Monday, CNN Meteorologist Michael Guy said.

St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Maj.

There are more than 40,000 customers without power in Georgia, according to Georgia Power.

The death toll continues to rise from a severe weather outbreak that spanned from Texas all the way to the Carolinas, where a fifth death was reported. "Damaging winds, possibly widespread and significant, are anticipated throughout much of the region", the NWS said earlier.

"It was quick. It was really quick", Thomas said.

A tornado watch covered part of the Gulf Coast on Monday, including New Orleans and Mobile, said CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen.

Central Georgia is bracing for another round of severe weather Wednesday and this round is expected to be worse than Monday.

There was a considerable threat of flash flooding from east Texas into Louisiana and Mississippi, CNN meteorologist Michael Guy said.

Two residents of Breaux Bridge, including a three-year-old girl, have died after a possible tornado made landfall.


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