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At least 11 dead as storms stretch across South

At least seven people have died in recent days as severe storms with strong wind and overpowering rain sweep across the southern U.S.
The bodies of an elderly couple were discovered in Louisiana, according to the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office, with a search for additional victims underway. A man was also killed in Louisiana when a tree fell on his home.
Three people are also confirmed dead in Carrollton, Ala., according to the National Weather Service in Birmingham, Ala.
Folks, PLEASE take these warnings seriously! We have now confirmed 3 fatalities near Carrollton in Pickens County. #alwx
— NWS Birmingham (@NWSBirmingham) January 11, 2020
One person was also killed Friday when a car flipped into a creek in Dallas, according to The Associated Press.
One man, Randall Hyatt, 58, drowned in Kiowa, Oklahoma, and one person died on an icy highway in Iowa, the AP reported.
Two first responders died Saturday in Lubbock, Texas after being hit by a vehicle while working at a traffic accident in icy conditions, according to the AP. Lubbock Police Chief Floyd Mitchell called it an “extremely tragic day” in the city.
Elsewhere, a tornado watch has been issued for North Georgia, and a reported 30 trains were knocked off tracks in Mississippi.
Strong, damaging straight-line wind has blown at least 30 train cars off this track in the Sumner area of Tallahatchie County. Photos courtesy of Stephanie Simms. #mswx @matt_laubhan @NWSMemphis @WTVAWeather pic.twitter.com/USASJdtxto
— Joel Young, CBM (@JoelYoungTV) January 11, 2020
Damage from the storms was also seen in Memphis, Tenn., Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Outages were also reported for tens of thousands of households in several states.
More than 18 million people were at increased risk of storms Saturday morning, including from strong tornadoes, flooding rains and wind gusts that could exceed 80 mph, reported the national Storm Prediction Center.