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High winds, rain, hit South; at least 3 killed

Apr 5, 2011 6:35:00 AM - thestate.com
Areas in the South are recovering after fast-moving spring storms packing high winds, hail and lightning blew through the region, killing at least three, uprooting trees and knocking out power to hundreds of thousands including in metro Atlanta.

Georgia Emergency Management Agency spokeswoman Lisa Janak says two people were killed in central Georgia, one when a tree fell onto a home in Butts County. Janak says the other death was in Dodge County. She didn't know the circumstances of the death but said there had been a possible tornado there.

In Memphis, fire officials said an 87-year-old man found dead in his home Monday was electrocuted by a downed power line.

In western Kentucky, seven people working at a plant suffered minor injuries when a possible tornado hit.

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