5 Dead After Tornado, Severe Weather Sweeps Across South

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017
5 Dead After Tornado, Severe Weather Sweeps Across South
People examine a barn owned by the Miller family that was destroyed during a storm south of Mount Olive, Miss., Monday, Jan. 2, 2017. Forecasters say damaging winds, hail and flash flooding will be possible on Monday as a storm system moves across the South. (Ryan Moore/WDAM-TV via AP)

Four people died after a tree fell on their mobile home in Alabama and a man drowned in Florida after severe weather swept across the South on Monday.

The four people who died were all in one structure in the Rehobeth, Alabama area, near the Florida border, according to Alabama's governor, Robert Bentley.

An electrical fire also struck the Rehobeth Baptist Church during the storm, causing damages to the church and surrounding buildings, according to Kris Ware from the Houston County Emergency Management Agency.

Officials said they were not sure how much structural damage the area suffered and said there was also "major flooding."

Floodwaters in across the state line in Walton County, Florida are being blamed for the death of a 70-year-old, who was found submerged not far from his travel trailer.

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