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Tornado-spawning storms kill 3 people in the South

A severe storm system spawning tornadoes across the Deep South killed at least three people as it damaged homes, downed trees and caused power outages Monday, AP reports.

Details: One person died when a suspected tornado struck a home in Louisiana, AP notes. Mike Parker, mayor of Town Creek, Alabama, said he could confirm "two fatalities and houses or mobile homes destroyed" following a ferocious storm there, per Fox News.

  • The National Weather Service issued tornado watches for parts of Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee late Tuesday.