Spring storms blast south; 6 dead

A round of severe storms left a path of death and destruction in its wake. Tornadoes wreaked havoc from Oklahoma to Louisiana.

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April 23, 2020 - 8:52 AM

MADILL, Okla. (AP) — Severe weather was moving through the South today after at least six people died in Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana, including a factory worker whose body was found a quarter-mile away after an apparent tornado struck his workplace and severely damaged the town nearby.

More than 100,000 customers from Texas to Mississippi were without power today as the severe weather moved through, according to poweroutage.us, which tracks utility reports.

Tornado warnings sent residents taking cover in southern Mississippi and Alabama. Trees and power lines were toppled in parts of west Alabama. No injuries or major damage were reported immediately.

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