Tornadoes sweep through the Deep South, at least 3 killed

State / Regional

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT, WJTV, WKRG & AP) — Damage is being reported as strong storms move through the South. The Storm Prediction Center says trees are broken or down in parts of Louisiana, and at least one home is reported damaged.

Forecasters issued a string of tornado warnings Monday and the National Weather Service says much of the Deep South could be in for dangerous storms.

Forecasters say about 1 million people live in an area of northeastern Louisiana and southwestern Mississippi that had a moderate chance of dangerous weather Monday.

WATCH: TORNADO WARNINGS IN EFFECT IN SEVERAL COUNTIES IN MISSISSIPPI & LOUISIANA AS SEVERE WEATHER MOVES THROUGH

The sheriff’s office in Vernon Parish, Louisiana, says one person died when an apparent tornado struck a home.

An official in north Alabama reported two deaths there after storms passed through that region.

Video shows the confirmed tornado in Bogue Chitto this afternoon around 3 p.m.

Governor Phil Bryant also issued a warning for Mississippians today.

Video shows tornado damage in Guntown, Mississippi as the severe storms passed through.

Hope Baptist School and Preschool was severely damaged by a tornado in Alexandria, LA. Nearby, a mobile home business and several occupied homes were destroyed as well. Several vehicles were hit when the tornado crossed the road. Police say that some drivers had to be extricated from their vehicles.

WATCH: Our sister station WJTV in Jackson, Mississippi show the damage after tornado hits Edwards, Mississippi


A tornado watch has been issued from east Texas through Louisiana into central Mississippi and southern Arkansas.

WATCH: CBS 42 METEROLOGISTS DISCUSS SEVERE WEATHER APPROACHING ALABAMA

WATCH: JEFFERSON COUNTY EMA DISCUSS SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS

Take a look at damage in the wake of a large tornado touching down in Alexandria, LA.

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