South blasted by deadly weekend storms
Southeastern states are picking up the pieces today after a weekend of severe weather destroyed dozens of homes and killed at least 19 people -- 15 of them in Georgia.
News sources report that first responders are still searching for victims amid the debris.
The worst incident occurred Sunday, when a pre-dawn tornado smashed through a mobile home park in south Georgia and killed seven people. Two people were also killed when a home was blown onto a highway.
An Ef-3 tornado that struck Mississippi claimed four lives there.
A county official in Georgia said it looked as if a nuclear bomb had gone off in Radium Springs.
The storm system caused dozens of injuries and demolished buildings in Georgia, Mississippi, Florida, Louisiana, Texas, South Carolina and Alabama leaving many people homeless and others without power. Wind gusts of 68 mph were measured in the Florida panhandle.
Insurance damages are expected to be in the hundreds of millions.