Possible tornado kills 3 in Alabama as storms cross South

The northeast Alabama county of Jackson reported three deaths during the storms and at least four injuries, according to the Associated Press.

Flener says suspected tornadic activity was reported in six counties, all in the southeastern corner of Tennessee.

Prior to Wednesday's storms, the state had already been battling a severe drought and 11 large wildfires, the governor said. A Baptist church and an entire shopping plaza were among some of the buildings destroyed.

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency said nine other Tennesseans were injured as the line of risky storms hugged the 35th parallel, the line of latitude that serves as Tennessee's border with its southern neighbors.

Powerful storms began racing through the county before 9:30 p.m. Tuesday when the first tornado warnings began to sound.

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The storm never regained strength, sparing the state, and the USA , from a potentially devastating strike by a major hurricane. Rick Scott, who faced his first hurricanes since taking office in 2011, said several lessons were learned from the storms.

At one point, Alabama Power reported 3,500 customers without power.

Chuck Phillips, Jackson County sheriff, said "numerous" homes in the county had been destroyed and many had been damaged, including two churches, and electricity lines and trees were downed throughout the area.

There have been 25 others from the area transported to the hospital with minor injuries from the storm, reports WRCB.

Ten people in the county were injured, including two critically, and emergency crews were working to account for all residents, Harris said.

After a damage survey, the tornado was rated EF3, the strongest confirmed tornado in the state from Tuesday night or Wednesday morning. Four homes were reportedly destroyed along that road.

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And in McMinn County, a third tornado was confirmed by NWS. Atlanta Fire Rescue said there were reports of a tornado touchdown in Cobb County, including Atlanta, while another tornado was reported in Temple, Georgia.

In Grenada, Mississippi, three homes on McSwine Road were damaged by thunderstorm winds. In the Ryland community, dozens of homes were damaged.

Officials initially described it as a "24-hour day care" but later confirmed that it was not open when the storm hit. No further details were immediately available.

Meanwhile, Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley issued a state of emergency throughout the state after a tornado killed at least three people early Wednesday, authorities said. The heavy rainfall arrived following months of drought for many areas across the Southeast.

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

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