Storms in the South kill 17 people

Violent storms ripped across Little Rock, Ark. and Jackson Miss. overnight Thursday and into Friday, killing 17 people--said authorities to The Baltimore Sun.
Six of the seven deaths occurred when wind uprooted trees and they smashed into houses, as reported by the National Weather Service meteorologist John Robinson in The Baltimore Sun.
In total, over 100 tornadoes blew through the South on Saturday and many power lines were blown down as a result of the storms, reported CNN. Three of the deaths resulted from trees smashing into parked mobile homes, CNN reported.
The storm system also damaged dozens of homes, businesses and churches Friday afternoon, reported The Star Tribune. Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley declared a state of emergency for the entire state over the weekend as a result of the storms, reported The Star Tribune.

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