Bad weather moves north as southern storms leave 4 dead

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Anita Rembert was killed Wednesday night when a storm destroyed her family’s trailer on Highway 43 near Demopolis. Her husband Curtis and their 3 children survived and were taken to the hospital (CBS 42)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Nearly 150,000 homes and businesses in the southeastern United States were without power following a powerful storm that left at least four people dead.

The National Weather Service said early Friday that a storm system was expected to strengthen in the mid-Atlantic region, bringing snow, ice and rain north. Thursday’s storm left a trail of destruction across much of the southeast.

Four storm-related deaths were confirmed in Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee. Virginia’s governor declared a state of emergency because of heavy rain and flooding, which left more than 500 displaced.

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