Tornadoes Kill Seventeen Throughout the South

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Seventeen people have been killed in the south as a result of powerful storms and tornadoes. A tornado warning was issued for parts of Georgia early Saturday, and Alabama Governor Robert Bentley declared a state of emergency on Friday. States of emergency were also declared in 14 Mississippi counties and 26 Oklahoma counties. In Mississippi, more than 23,400 people are without power. Thunderstorms and tornadoes are expected to continue moving throughout the southeast and Midwest today as the storms head northeast. [CNN]