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Tornadoes rip through South, leaving at least 31 dead

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LOUISVILLE, Miss. (WREX) — A deadly storm system that spawned deadly tornadoes in parts of the Midwest and South is moving eastward, leaving at least 31 dead and widespread damage behind it.

Residents of Georgia and Alabama woke up to pouring rain, strong wind, and sirens on Tuesday. Over the last two days, the overall death toll has reached at least 31. Fourteen people were killed Monday and 17 Sunday as a band of storms stretched from Oklahoma through Alabama.

Firefighters in the Mississippi community of Louisville were searching for people still unaccounted for in the remains of mobile homes and a tornado forced the evacuation of an emergency room after it tore holes throughout the hospital's roof.

Officials in Tupelo, Mississippi, say every single building in a two-block area was damaged, with some having lost their roofs.
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