At least 18 people killed and scores injured in southern US due to severe weather, emergency officials informed.
Nathan Deal, Georgia Governor has declared a state of emergency in seven counties of the state. Earlier on Saturday, tornadoes killed four people in Mississippi.
Aerial footage of Hattiesburg, Mississippi
The National Weather Service has issued warning that a tornado risk continued for Southern Florida with destructive winds and hail.
The Georgia Emergency Management Agency reported that the 14 victims belonged to southern Brooks, Cook, Dougherty and Berrien counties. A tornado apparently struck a mobile home park in Cook County, the place where most deaths occurred.
Cook County coroner Tim Purvis told that many mobile homes had flattened on Sunday in the park near the Adel city. He further said that emergency teams are still searching for survivors. According to Mr Purvis estimation, the park has almost 40 mobile homes, half of which destroyed.
Governor Deal said in a statement that these severe storms destroyed communities and their homes in South Central Georgia. The state is working to make all resources available to the impacted areas.
Coroner Michael Miller informed that two people died when a tornado threw a mobile home around 100 yards into the middle of Highway 122 in Brooks County.
Storms hit the Swathes of south eastern United States on weekend. While in southern Mississippi, tornado killed four people in its path with winds above 218 km/h. More than 50 people also injured and almost 480 homes damaged.
Moreover, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency issued instruction late on Saturday about the best and worst places to shelter from a tornado. They advised inhabitants in tornado path to cover themselves with blankets for protection.
US President Donald Trump also expressed his condolences over the loss of life.
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