Tornadoes Touch Down in US Southeast

Posted March 2nd, 2012 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Residents in some parts of the southeastern U.S. are bracing for another round of violent storms this week, as severe weather moves over the states of Alabama and Tennessee.

Two apparent tornadoes were reported to have destroyed homes in northeast Alabama. There are no immediate reports of injuries.

Local reports in Huntsville, Alabama say a maximum-security prison was damaged.

Two tornadoes were confirmed in central Tennessee on Friday. Many school systems were sending children home early as a precaution. In addition to more tornadoes, strong winds, heavy rain, and large-sized hail are possible.

The severe weather comes just two days after tornadoes cut a path of destruction through the mid- and southern U.S., killing 13 people.

The powerful storm system tore through neighborhoods in the states of Illinois, Missouri, and Tennessee on Wednesday, and also spawned tornadoes in Kansas and Kentucky.