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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Live Coverage on Weather Channel of Severe Weather Threat

Live coverage from the Weather Channel on the severe weather threat via YouTube.

At least 11 people died Monday in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee after a powerful storm system spawned multiple tornadoes and ripped across several states in the South, bringing the total death toll from the severe weather to more than two dozen people since Sunday, as our colleagues report.

In Alabama and Mississippi, where people were sifting through debris from flattened homes and businesses, weather officials warned there was a risk for more tornadoes in the same parts of both states today, as severe weather is expected from Michigan to Florida.

Since Sunday, at least 30 people have died in the South and Midwest, 15 in Arkansas alone on Sunday, and the National Weather Service has issued 191 tornado warnings. There have been 114 reports of tornadoes.

On Monday, Mississippi and Alabama were hardest hit with tornadoes flattening entire neighborhoods. The devastation was captured on the front pages of two newspapers in Mississippi.

A view of the damage in Tupelo from a resident, Jay Ward.

Scott Peake, a storm chaser, captured on video his encounter with the violent storm in Louisville, Miss.

In Alabama, emergency officials said the storms from Monday had caused widespread damage in Limestone County and they were urging people to stay off the roads.