At least 18 dead in bad weather conditions in the US

A scene of damage in Hattiesburg, Mississippi after a tornado struck. Photograph: S Broadbridge/ddpUSA/Barcroft

BBC – Severe weather has killed at least 18 people in the US South and injured many more, emergency officials say.

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has declared a state of emergency in seven counties in the state, where 14 people have died.

Four people were killed by tornadoes in Mississippi on Saturday.
A “tornado risk” continued for Southern Florida, the National Weather Service said, as it warned of damaging winds and hail.

The Georgia Emergency Management Agency said in a news release that the 14 victims were in the southern Cook, Brooks, Dougherty and Berrien counties.

Most of the deaths occurred in Cook County, when a mobile home park was apparently struck by a tornado.

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