Severe storms ravaged parts of the Deep South from Tuesday afternoon into early Wednesday morning. The hardest hit areas were from nearby Jackson, Mississippi to Montgomery, Ala.
Two people were killed when a tornado tore through their home just after 4 a.m. Wednesday morning near Montgomery. Several others were injured as many nearby houses were damaged or destroyed.
There were 85 reports of wind damage and high winds due to the severe weather event. In addition, 37 tornado reports were also logged. Many of these are observations of the same tornado.
As storm surveys continue, the total number of tornadoes will drop to between 12 and about 18. The tornadoes formed just before a strong arctic cold front swept through the eastern United States Wednesday morning.
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