Deadly Storms Sweep Through Southern United States, Leaving At Least 9 Dead

Violent thunderstorms got underway in Texas and Oklahoma on Friday, dumping rain and bringing high winds before sweeping east and northeast. Deaths were reported in Alabama, Louisiana and Texas.

Authorities say at least nine people have died in severe storms that are spreading across much of the United States, bringing dangerous winds across the South and blinding snow and ice to parts of the Great Plains and Midwest.

At least seven tornadoes have been confirmed in Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas, according to the National Weather Service.

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