At least 24 tornadoes hit the Southeast this week, the National Weather Service reports.
Survey teams from regional weather service offices identified tornadoes striking from western Louisiana to southern Georgia on Monday and Tuesday.
Ten tornadoes hit Mississippi alone, according to reports issued online; 9 hit Alabama, survey teams found.
Louisiana was hit by three tornadoes, while two struck Georgia.
The strongest storm hit Louisiana: an EF-3 tornado with winds up to 160 mph (258 kph). It left a path 62 miles long and 400 yards wide between the cities of DeRidder and Alexandria.
A husband and wife died when a tornado struck their home in north Alabama; one woman was killed by a tornado in Louisiana. Another person died from flash flooding in Kentucky.