Powerful, deadly storms sweep across the South

Powerful, deadly storms sweep across the South

Powerful storms that killed at least two people continued to move across the South on Sunday after spawning suspected tornadoes that left several people injured and multiple homes and businesses damaged or without power.

Falls County officials said that agencies would be reporting to Robertson County to assist after reports of people trapped, several injuries and damaged buildings. This puts the bluegrass state in the possible bullseye for severe storms.

Some of the greatest threats include scattered tornadoes, wind gusts reaching 70 miles per hour and hail up to 1.5 inches in diameter. Very heavy rain - capable of producing pockets of flash flooding, damaging wind gusts, hail, and even an isolated, short-lived tornado can not be ruled out.

The Houston County Sheriff's Office also confirmed to PEOPLE that a 70-year-old woman, whom police have identified as Kathryn Baxter, died in her home located in the eastern part of Houston County, Texas, from storm-related debris.

The storms produced additional tornadoes throughout Louisiana and MS on Saturday night as the storm moved east threatening the upper Ohio Valley and central Appalachians to the upper Gulf Coast on Sunday, before moving to the mid-Atlantic.

The large storm system also caused flash floods in Louisiana, where two deaths were reported.

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Portions of Chicago saw some snow and while it began slowing down Sunday afternoon, the weather service said snow-covered surfaces may pile up to an inch of snow.

There were reports of roof damage, downed power lines and even some cars destroyed.

The Washington Post went on to report that an elderly man was killed "when a tree fell on his trailer in Hamilton, Mississippi".

Saturday was a particularly destructive day for the storm. There is pretty good agreement from all computer models for the line of storms to weaken as it moves east.

"It looks like a storm came up through Louisiana and into MS and exploded in Monroe County", Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell told CNN.

At Georgia's Augusta National Golf Club, organizers of The Masters golf tournament moved up tee times Sunday to try to beat risky weather.

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