Severe storms kill at least 2 in Georgia, Texas as tornadoes spawn across South

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Severe storms kill at least 2 in Georgia, Texas as tornadoes spawn across South

At least two people were killed in severe storms that triggered strong winds and spawned numerous tornadoes across a large swath of the South on Tuesday,

The first fatality linked to the storm system occurred in the early morning hours in Whitehouse, Texas when a tree toppled onto the home of W. M. Soloman, 71.

Whitehouse Mayor James Wansley announced Soloman’s death and said trees fell on at least four other homes in the city.

On Tuesday night, as the storms moved east, a woman was killed in Pembroke, Georgia when a suspected twister ripped through the city, according to Matthew Kent, a county government spokesman.

A power pole ripped from its location lies on East College street after a storm damaged several homes in Pembroke, Ga. on April 5, 2022.
A power pole ripped from its location lies on East College street after a storm damaged several homes in Pembroke, Ga. on April 5, 2022.
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A family cleans up a damaged RV after a severe storm passed in Johnson County near Burleson, Texas.
A family cleans up a damaged RV after a severe storm passed in Johnson County near Burleson, Texas.
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A metal shop building is damaged after a severe storm passed the area in Johnson County near Burleson, Texas.
A metal shop building is damaged after a severe storm passed the area in Johnson County near Burleson, Texas.
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In Pembroke, part of the roof of the Bryan County courthouse was ripped off during the severe weather and a local government building was also damaged.

Gage Moore, 23, was driving home from work in the county where Pembroke is located when he witnessed a tornado churning across the interstate.

“Everybody started slamming on brakes all around me,” Moore told The Associated Press.

“I could actually feel my truck shaking back and forth and hear the roar of it passing by. Thankfully we all stopped and left a huge gap in the interstate where it crossed.”

A freight train passes through Hattiesburg, Miss., after severe weather ripped across the state leaving reports of localized flooding, downed trees, and tornadoes in its wake.
A freight train passes through Hattiesburg, Miss., after severe weather ripped across the state leaving reports of localized flooding, downed trees, and tornadoes in its wake.
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Heavy storms left a large section of street underwater in Hattiesburg, Miss.
Heavy storms left a large section of street underwater in Hattiesburg, Miss.
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Water from Gordons Creek rushes under the Bay Street bridge in downtown Hattiesburg, Miss., following heavy storms.
Water from Gordons Creek rushes under the Bay Street bridge in downtown Hattiesburg, Miss., following heavy storms.
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The storms also left behind a trail of damage in parts of Alabama and Mississippi.

Forecasters warned that more severe weather could impact areas from western Alabama to the Carolinas on Wednesday.

With Post wires

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