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Damage & Fatalities from Severe Storms in the South

3 Jan 2017, 10:22 am

2017 has started with destructive storms and deaths in the South. Intense storms from Monday created damage in parts of Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. Five folks lost their lives when the storms moved through the region.

At least 12 tornado touchdowns were reported. Some of the most extensive damage was found in Alabama near Gulf Shores.

Posted by Holly Wilson Shedeck on Monday, January 2, 2017

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Blinding Rain In The South

Blinding rain in Gulf Shores, Alabama on Monday as severe weather ripped through the South!WeatherNationTV.com

Posted by WeatherNation on Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Louisiana also dealt with severe weather on Monday. Strong wind gusts produced damage to trees and structures.

Tornicane. Hurrinado. Whatever it was.. it was crazy!!

Posted by Paul Ponthieux on Monday, January 2, 2017

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walking to work Walmart lost their roof too. ole Marksville took a lick on this one

Posted by Jamie Peck on Monday, January 2, 2017

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Here is some pics of the damage to our home and vehicles in Marksville

Posted by Kacie Marie Lemoine on Monday, January 2, 2017

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Heavy rain produced flooding in some areas across the South. More than 3″ fell with some of the storms.

[Credit: Facebook/Chad Boudreaux via Storyful]

The severe weather risk is much lower today, with only a marginal risk in the Mid Atlantic. As the cold front and low pressure center moves out into the Atlantic Ocean, the severe threat will diminish.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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