Tornadoes Ravage South for Second Day, Deadly Storms in Miss. and Alabama [VIDEO]
The South had a second consecutive day of severe weather Monday, with deadly tornadoes spinning through Alabama and Mississippi.
At least 11 people were killed in storms, The Associated Press reported, noting that the storm system is poised to roll into Georgia Tuesday and the Midwest is also preparing for another round of severe weather.
The tornadoes came after day of deadly storms in the central and southern parts of the US on Sunday, with 15 people being killed in central Arkansas and one person dying in both Oklahoma and Iowa, according to USA Today, which reported that people died from Monday's storms in Mississippi and Alabama, but exact numbers are unclear.
In Rankin County, Miss., numerous homes and businesses were leveled Monday by a tornado, and one woman died after the car she was driving in was lifted from the highway and thrown into an adjacent field, The Clarion-Ledger reported.
In Louisville, Miss., Republican state Sen. Giles Ward rode out the storm in a bathroom with his family and dog. Sen. Ward's two-story brick home was destroyed and an SUV in his driveway was flipped upside down, the AP reported.
"For about 30 seconds, it was unbelievable," Ward told the AP. "It's about as awful as anything we've gone through."
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant declared a state of emergency on Monday night. There were 23 tornado warnings issued in the state Monday, though at the moment it cannot be confirmed how many touched down, The Clairon-Ledger reported, citing the National Weather Service. Early estimates suggest 12 tornadoes touched down in the state.
According to USA Today, 30 tornadoes were reported Sunday night and early Monday in seven states.
Nearly three years ago, another powerful storm system ravaged many of the same regions in the south. On April 27, 2011 a historic storm system churned through the south, spawning more than 60 tornadoes that killed more than 250 people in Alabama, the AP reported.