Southeast United States hit with strong storms

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Saturday, January 6, 2007

Strong storms hit the southeastern United States on Friday. Crews are currently working to restore power to the area. There are two known fatalities. Tornadoes were reported in South Carolina, Mississippi and Louisiana.

In South Carolina, a tornado piled up cars, injuring 15, by an elementary school.

In Mississippi, 9 people were injured with "8 to 10 homes destroyed," said Ben Dudley, Kemper County's emergency management director.

In Alabama, a few mobile homes were destroyed and power was out.

Louisiana had the worst damage (especially around Iberia Parish) with a tornado touching down.

In Georgia, there were a large number of trees down.