4 dead as suspected twisters, other storms batter the South

A swarm of tornadoes and storms that left a trail of destruction across the Southeast killed four people, injured a…

A swarm of tornadoes and storms that left a trail of destruction across the Southeast killed four people, injured a dozen more and left victims to bundle up against the cold as they picked up pieces of their homes Tuesday.

The death toll rose to four after heavy rain overnight caused flooding in Greenup County, Kentucky. Water rescue crews were called in about 8 a.m. Tuesday to aid two people, and at least one of them died, Kentucky State Police Trooper Bobby King said. He said crews were still trying to rescue the second person.

It wasn’t clear exactly how many twisters skipped across the region but the National Weather Service tweeted more than 240 tornado warnings for the region over roughly 21 hours starting early Monday.

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