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Deaths reported in Ala., Miss. from severe weather

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) - At least three deaths are being reported from severe storms blowing through the South, but the toll could rise.
   
In north Alabama, Limestone County Emergency Director Rita White said the coroner's office had confirmed two deaths in a twister that caused extensive damage west of the city of Athens.
   
White says still more victims might be trapped in the wreckage of damaged buildings, but rescuers can't reach some areas because of downed power lines. Separately, Limestone Commissioner Bill Latimer says he has reports from a worker of at least four deaths in the county.
   
In Mississippi, Lee County Coroner Carolyn Gillentine Green confirms a woman died Monday when her car either hydroplaned or blew off a road during the storm in Verona, south of Tupelo.