At Least 12 Dead Due To Dangerous Storm System Heading Across The U.S.

A fast-moving storm sweeping across parts of the U.S. Gulf Coast and Southeast has already been blamed for at least 12 deaths throughout the South and Midwest.  

The storm system has produced heavy rain and wind across Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Missouri and Arkansas. In Iowa, snow plows are out for the area’s first major winter storm of the season. Tornadoes have been reported in at least three states, and sever snow has already caused several traffic accidents. 

More than 108,000 customers were without power in Alabama. Major outages also impacted Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Kentucky, and more than 1,000 flights have also been canceled. 

Death toll rises to 11 from severe storm sweeping through the South


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