Several powerful tornadoes struck the southern United States on Feb. 23, killing at least three people, officials said.
Homes and businesses were destroyed after tornadoes struck Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida.
The deaths occurred when mobile homes were destroyed in Louisiana and Mississippi, officials said.
Meteorologists said the storm could hit Alabama and Georgia later on Wednesday (February 24th).
Two people died in a trailer park in Convent, southern Louisiana, where 90% of homes were destroyed, emergency services said.
“These travel trailers were lifted, thrown a considerable distance and simply distorted,” Louisiana Gov. John Bell Edwards said.
John Bell Edwards said it was a “little miracle” that more people had not been killed, as most trailers were busy when the storm hit.
At least 30 people were taken to a hospital in Louisiana, most of the trailer park.
The other death occurred near the town of Purvis in southern Mississippi, the National Weather Service said.
A tornado was also reported in the city of Pensacola in northern Florida, the meteorological service announced.
According to local media, three buildings in a residential complex were severely damaged and thousands of people in the region were without electricity.