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    PHOTOS: Death Toll Rises to 35 in Wake of Tornadoes This Week

    By By Michael Kuhne, AccuWeather.Com Staff Writer
    May 06, 2014, 10:00:59 AM EDT

    In the wake of this week's severe storms, hundreds of homes lay flattened on the ground, thousands of people across multiple states have been left without power and the overall death toll has risen to at least 35, according to the Associated Press.

    Another round of dangerous storms erupted on Tuesday across the Southeast, including violent storms sweeping across the Carolinas. Tornadoes have been reported across North Carolina near Fayetteville, Cove City, Salemburg and Shine.

    Severe storms will continue on Wednesday, with the greatest threat including heavy rain, flooding and damaging winds in portions of the Southeast and southern mid-Atlantic.

    "There is still the potential for tornadoes," AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Randy Adkins Jr. said. "People should not let their guard down."


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    In the wake of the damage, Salvation Army has mobilized their efforts for disaster response in the central Arkansas area. Since Monday morning, the organization has provided 566 prepared meals, 1,362 drinks and 540 snacks to survivors and first responders in the state, according to a written statement.

    "The Salvation Army is providing food, shelter and emotional and spiritual support to those affected by the widespread severe weather in Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee," the organization said.

    The response teams have set up canteens in West Little Rock, Vilonia and Mayflower.

    As of Tuesday evening, more than 2,200 Faulkner County, Ark. residents still remained without power due to the storms, reports Entergy Arkansas.

    Late Monday night Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency for Georgia as Governor Pat McCrory declared a state of emergency for four counties in eastern North Carolina.


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    Ahead of the life-threatening storms Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant declared a state of emergency early Monday.

    "Gov. Bryant just called and is sending additional resources our way," Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton tweeted. "Please stay inside and aware of the weather."


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    “Injuries were reported in Tupelo, a community of about 35,000 in northeastern Mississippi; and in Louisville, the seat of Winston County about 90 miles northeast of Jackson, Miss., where about 6,600 people live,” Mississippi Health Department spokesman Jim Craig told the Associated Press.

    The NWS said that the tornado that hit Louisville, Miss., had a preliminary rating of EF4 (YouTube Video/AP)

    Craig said the number and seriousness of the injuries were not known because relief efforts were still underway, the Associated Press reported.


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    According to the reports, a tornado also touched down in Limestone County, Ala., Monday, causing widespread damage, but emergency personnel could not report on whether there were injuries or deaths.

    Major damage was reported to Winston County Hospital and several homes, according to the Mississippi Highway Patrol.


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    Tornadoes were also reported in the suburbs of Jackson, Miss., including Richland and Pearl, according to NWS. Heavy damage reports centered on both suburbs.

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