A storm quickly moved through the South earlier this week, bringing lightning, hail, and tornadoes, the Star Tribune said. Hundreds of thousands of people were left without power and at least seven people died.
In Atlanta, one person was killed Tuesday morning when a tree fell on his car, the Washington Post reported, there were at least two other drivers killed from falling trees in other places.
Georgia Emergency Management Agency spokeswoman Lisa Janak, told Associated Press that a father and son were killed in their Georgia home after a tree fell.
The Mayor of Jackson, Charlie Brown, told Associated Press that the effects of the storm were the worst they have seen in that community for 30 or 40 years.