At Least 8 People Dead After Severe Storms Strike Southern U.S.

At least eight people were killed and dozens wounded after storms ripped through the South over the weekend.

The severe weather struck portions of Texas, Mississippi, Georgia, Louisiana, and Arkansas by Sunday afternoon leaving around 90,000 without power.

Texas officials said a tornado flattened nearly all of the city of Franklin, which is around 125 miles south of Dallas leaving 55 homes and a church destroyed among other structures.

Two children died around 100 miles northeast of Franklin after a tree fell on a car amid the severe weather.

Flooding left at least two people dead in Louisiana, among them a child who drowned in a canal during the flooding.

A 95-year-old died in Mississippi after a tree fell on his trailer, and an additional two people died in separate locations in Texas.

An Alabama county official also died after being hit by a car while he was clearing away trees near the Birmingham area.

Heavy rain and flooding ripped through Vicksburg, Mississippi, though no one was reported injured.

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