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The deep South and Southeast remain on high alert today after a deadly outbreak of tornadoes on Sunday night and Monday night. At least 35 people in six states have been killed since Sunday night. The Associated Press reports at least 15 people were killed in the suburbs of Little Rock, Arkansas Sunday night. A half-mile wide tornado destroyed homes and tossed cars on the highway as it traveled 80 miles. The tornadoes also killed six people in Alabama and one in Mississippi Monday night. NBC Today Show Weather forecaster Al Roker says this is unusual for 4 straight days of tornado watches and warnings. It’s also the peak of tornado season.
CNN reports a third of the country from the Midwest to the South are affected by another day of severe weather today. Restaurant employees in Tupelo, Mississippi survived a tornado there by huddling together in a bathroom.