Major Tornado Outbreak Slams South Central States, Will Continue Overnight
At least 23 people have died after tornadoes and severe storms tore through the south-central United States.
As of Monday night, there were reports of 15 tornado-related deaths in Arkansas, up to six in Alabama, one in Mississippi and one in Oklahoma. Another death was reported in the Midwestern state of Iowa.
The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center issued tornado watches Monday night for most of Alabama, northwest Georgia, southeast Louisiana, southern Mississippi and southern-middle Tennessee, effective until 3 a.m. CT (4 a.m. ET). There are threats of multiple tornadoes, including a few that are "intense," as well as "widespread damaging" wind gusts up to 70 miles per hour and scattered large hail.
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