Storms in the Southern US leave seven dead

At least seven people were killed and millions were left without electricity as storms unleashed tornadoes and torrential rains in parts of the southern United States on Friday, authorities said. The powerful storm moved northeast and will dump heavy snow from southeastern Michigan into New York State. Areas of central New York and southern New England could see more than a foot of snow by Saturday afternoon.

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said at least two tornadoes caused by the storm tore through his state’s western region on Friday. He said come on social media that at least two people died from bad weather but did not provide other details.

In addition to hurricanes, Bashir said thunderstorms in Kentucky generated winds of 80 miles per hour.

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey said on social media that at least three people died in the storm in the state, though it did not provide details.

A man died in Arkansas when flood waters washed it away in a river in full, according to the state’s Scott County Sheriff’s Department.

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said on Friday social media that one person was killed by overnight storms that kicked up high winds, though he didn’t provide any other details.

More than 1.4 million homes and businesses were without power in states affected by the storm, according to data from

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