Severe Weather Causes Property Damage

A severe weather outbreak marched across the South Wednesday into Thursday with multiple reports of storm damage and tornadoes in its wake.

Homes and businesses have been hit and power lines and trees knocked down in several states, including Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.

"And when I went and opened the door to my bedroom, the tree had fallen all the way on the bed and it was split," Stewart told weather.com in an interview. "

his line of storms will continue to sweep through parts of Tennessee and Mississippi into Alabama and western Georgia through early Thursday morning.

Widespread damaging winds - including some gusts over 75 mph - and tornadoes will all be possible in this squall line of severe thunderstorms.

Some tornadoes may be strong (EF2 or greater damage) both embedded in the squall line and in any isolated supercell thunderstorms that develop ahead of - to the east of - the squall line.

A fast-moving wildfire continues to grow in size near Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Tennessee. The fire has scorched about 1.5 square miles several structures are burned and at least one person injured

Outages in Louisiana have dropped from more than 61,000 to about less than 25,000, but the severe weather is still moving across parts of the state.

First responders are still assessing some areas, but a dispatcher for Hinds County, where Jackson is located, told weather on the phone that there were no immediate reports of major damage or injuries

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