Deadly Storms Continue

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 3:22pm

Southeast braces for line of storms that have already claimed several lives.

Forecasters fear today will be day three of violent storms that have been lashing the country's mid-section and southern tier since Sunday.

At least nine more people have been killed in weather-related incidents in the last 24 hours, mostly in the South.

Northeastern Alabama was getting slammed again Wednesday afternoon after another night of powerful storms that left four dead and many others lucky to be alive.

The governor has declared a state of emergency in all of Alabama where thousands have been affected.

In all, another two dozen tornados struck overnight, from Texas to the mid-South.

Oxford, Mississippi was hit with one, and two people were killed elsewhere in the state in storm related-incidents.

Earlier, a twister left more than 100 homes damaged or destroyed in Van Zandt County, Texas, but remarkably only one person injured.

In Grayson County, Kentucky, giant puddles from torrential rains still dot the countryside.

It's the forecast of more rain that has the people in Poplar Bluff, Missouri on edge.

Rising waters continue to eat away at the levee that protects the town from the Black River.

Weather experts say they expect the destructive weather to continue at least through Thursday.
 

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