At least six people in three states were killed, dozens injured and several home destroyed when a tornado-causing storm system swept through the Southeast on Wednesday.
Three people were killed and five injured when a possible tornado swept through a rural community near Rock Hill, S.C., about 20 miles south of Charlotte, N.C., The Associated Press reported, noting that suspected tornadoes were reported in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and South Carolina.
Thousands of people were without power because of downed trees and power lines.
A man was killed in north Georgia when a tree fell on his sport-utility vehicle and authorities also told The AP that an adult and child were killed in central North Carolina. A suspected tornado is also blamed for the demolished mobile homes in an Alabama housing parks near Auburn University.
Everything's gone, Simone Moore in Rock hill, told the Herald newspaper. Even the cows in the pasture.
Moore told the paper that she was sitting on her back porch when she saw the tornado touch down before quickly moving back up. After the storm passed, Moore said a nearby trailer had vanished.
On Thursday, meteorologists confirmed with The AP that tornadoes did strike Louisiana and Alabama the previous day, while residents in Mississippi, Georgia and North and South Carolina surveyed the damage from suspected twisters.
The National Weather Service in Alabama also confirmed that tornadoes did hit communities in the western and central parts of the state and that they are continuing to assess a suspected twister that demolished the mobile homes at the housing parks near Auburn University.
The campus was spared major damage, according to The AP.