Weather system slams South

Damage reports from across the South the severity of a strong weather system.

Source: MGN

There has been damage from Texas to Mississippi, including three deaths in Louisiana and in extreme northeast Mississippi. Reports are there are at least five dead from the storm system.

Heavy rains may cause flash flooding in areas. Don't drive if you don't have to and never try to drive through standing water.

Thousands of Mississippians woke to no power.

As of 12:15 p.m., EMEPA reported 2620 outages. Mississippi Power reported 3816 customers without electricity. Central Electric reported 1010 customers without power. Southern Pine reported 3801 power outages.

Choctaw County, Ala., had 175 customers without power, and 1379 in Sumter County, which is 20% of all customers.

Don't attempt to pick up, handle or touch downed power lines or equipment. Call your power company or cooperative or law enforcement if you know of a dangerous situation with downed lines.

There have also been reports of storm-related injuries, with two being hurt in Greenville when a tree fell on their home.A mobile home has also reportedly flipped in Drew. There has been no word on if anyone was injured when this happened.

Copiah County EMA Director Randle Drandle has confirmed that a tree fell on a car on I-55 around the mile marker 53 exit Saturday morning.

WTVA reported damage at a school in Baldwyn. The school's principal told the TV station that the of the school's oldest building, which was being used for storage, was damaged. The cafeteria was also damaged.