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    Severe Storms, Tornadoes Strike Deep South

    By Grace Muller, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
    December 26, 2012, 2:38:56 AM EST

    A strong cold front pushed across the South Monday, producing a band of severe storms. The areas at risk for severe weather stretched from central Alabama to southeastern Louisiana. Within that area, storms produced damaging wind gusts, hail and a few tornadoes.

    Strong Storms for Atlanta, Birmingham, Huntsville

    Sunday night, severe weather hit parts of Mississippi and Alabama. Reports on Twitter indicate that houses were damaged on the north side of Birmingham by a possible tornado or downburst.

    10:31 a.m. CST: Trees were downed 6 miles north Prattville, Ala.

    10:13 a.m. CST: ABC 33/40 TV Meteorologist James Spann tweeted that a possible tornado was located near Loxley, Ala., moving northeastward.


    8:55 a.m. CST: Ascension Parish Emergency Management reported a possible tornado with damage in two areas 1 mile north of Gonzles, La.

    8:25 a.m. CST: The roof of a house was damaged 3 miles west of Pickwick, Miss., from a possible tornado.

    8:11 a.m. CST: Walthall County Emergency Manager reported structural damage to a home in Dexter, Miss., from a possible tornado.

    7:57 a.m. CST: Walthall County Emergency Manager reported a possible tornado in the southern part of Walthall County, about 6 miles south of Tylertown, Miss. There were reports of damage to a barn and to the roof of an office building.

    7:36 a.m. CST: Numerous trees were downed in Greenwell Springs, La.

    7:30 p.m. CST: AccuWeather.com's Expert Meteorologist Henry Margusity said that southeastern Mississippi and southeaster Louisiana "remain primed for severe storms and possible tornadoes."

    6:56 a.m. CST: Baker, La., Police Department reported widespread damage to trees and power lines across the city.


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