Death toll rises to 5 after storms hit South

The weather affecting Alabama is part of a band of rainstorms stretching from the Louisiana coast, across MS and Alabama and into Georgia.

Downed trees were reported near the origin of the possible tornado.

Despite dozens of tornado warnings, MS authorities said no one was injured in that state, but six homes were reported destroyed in one southeastern county.

The Associated Press reported a husband and wife had died in Polk County, TN, and an unknown number of others were injured in severe storms in Tennessee, according to an emergency official. There were extreme damages to the structures in the town as well.

Meanwhile, thousands of people were without power, including up to 45,000 homes at one point in Alabama.

Teams from the National Weather Service confirmed that at least two weak tornadoes struck western Alabama, and meteorologist Kurt Weber from Huntsville said they were assessing damage tracks from at least four other possible tornadoes.

After a damage survey, the tornado was rated EF3, the strongest confirmed tornado in the state from Tuesday night or Wednesday morning. Two other people died in Tennessee, where the storms hit the southeast portion of the state.

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There was some good news: In Athens, one of the hardest hit areas of the county, a healthy baby was delivered after a pregnant woman, thrown from her destroyed home, was taken to the hospital, Gentry added, holding back tears.

The National Weather Service is surveying eight MS counties Wednesday to confirm suspected tornadoes.

Jackson County Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen tells The Associated Press the three killed were all in a mobile home in Rosalie in northeast Alabama.

Mississippi Emergency Management Agency spokesman Greg Flynn says the worst damage appears to be in southeastern Winston County, where six homes were reported destroyed.

Two tornadoes were also confirmed in Coffee County-one in Tullahoma and the other in Manchester. No further details were immediately available. In Alabama, the weather system dumped more than 2 inches of rain in areas parched by months of choking drought. The EF-2 twister packed 127-mph winds over a distance of just 200 yards, but that was enough to claim the lives of three people sheltering down in a mobile home in the community of Rosalie, officials said.

The company said that outages could increase as the storm continued to move east throughout the morning.

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