Mississippi Woman Killed By Tree; Storms Cross Southeast

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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Saturday, May 3, 2009

Authorities say a line of severe storms crossing the Southeast killed a Mississippi woman, knocked out power to about 6,000 customers in Alabama and caused some property damage in at least three states.

A coroner says a 46-year-old Laurel, Miss., woman was struck and killed by a tree that fell on her while she was standing outside her home Sunday in the southeastern part of the state.

Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama reported some property damage, mostly to houses and to one church in Mississippi.

The National Weather Service says a funnel cloud was reported south of Birmingham, Ala., and second farther east.

Law enforcement in northwestern counties in Georgia say at least four funnel clouds were spotted. The storms also were moving through the Atlanta-metro area.

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