Deadly storms tear through south, at least 18 dead
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The coronavirus pandemic is not the only disaster disrupting lives in the US this week.
Severe storms that left at least 18 people dead and hundreds of structures destroyed in the South are moving north.
On Easter Sunday several tornadoes tore through Mississippi and Louisiana, overturning vehicles and damaging hundreds of structures.
The Mississippi State Emergency Management Agency has confirmed 11 deaths in the state.
In Louisiana the governor issued a state of emergency.
Officials in Monroe, Louisiana say at least 200 homes are damaged.
Officials say they want residents to continue staying inside so they aren’t driving over power lines and injuring themselves.
The storm system also tore through Alabama and Georgia.
At least one death is reported in Alabama.
On Monday in Georgia at least six people were killed as storms tore through parts of the state.
Five people were killed in Murray County and another Georgia man was killed in Cartersville when a tree fell on a house.
The storm system is heading up the East Coast, posing a threat all the way to Pennsylvania with some areas seeing possible tornadoes, hail and flash flooding.
Posted – 4.13.20