3 dead as suspected twisters, other storms batter the South

3 dead storms batter south
Damage in Vernon Parish Louisiana where 1 person died in storm.

Three people are confirmed dead and a dozen more injured as a powerful storm front packing suspected tornadoes smashed into buildings, downed trees and left a trail of destruction around the Deep South.

A dangerous mix of thunderstorms and suspected tornadoes raked the region Monday as a cold front collided with warmer air.

3 dead storms batter south

The severe weather threat was continuing past nightfall. The sheriff’s office in Vernon Parish, Louisiana, says the death there came from an apparent tornado strike on a home. An official in north Alabama reported two deaths there after storms passed through that region.