ATLANTA (AP) — Severe storms that raced through the Midwest earlier in the week have left two people dead and are still threatening parts of the South.

Meteorologist Joe Goudsward with the weather service in Little Rock said a tornado that touched down near Ashdown in Arkansas early Monday killed a man, injured his wife and destroyed their home. In Alabama, Walker County Coroner J.C. Poe says a tree fell on a mobile home about 25 miles northwest of Birmingham, Alabama, killing a 75-year-old woman and injuring her husband.

There were unconfirmed reports of tornadoes touching down in Western Tennessee on Monday night and forecasters were warning residents along a wide arc including Georgia to brace for strong winds early Tuesday that could bring down trees and cause power outages and flooding.

(Story by: The Associated Press)


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