Mississippi Woman Killed By Tree As Storms Cross Southeast

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Authorities say a line of severe storms crossing the Southeast killed a Mississippi woman, knocked out power to about 16,000 customers in Alabama and Georgia and caused some property damage in at least three states.

A coroner says a 46-year-old Laurel, Miss., woman was killed when a tree fell on her while she was standing outside her home Sunday in the southeastern part of the state.

Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama reported some property damage, including one church in Mississippi.

Authorities in Alabama and Georgia say several funnel clouds were spotted. Emergency officials say a tornado touched down near Crossville, Tenn., about 60 miles west of Knoxville.

The storms also knocked out power to about 10,000 customers around the Atlanta-metro area. About 6,000 were without power for a time in Alabama.

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