Storms kill 7 in Tennessee; 4 in Mississippi

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on May 2, 2010 at 8:14 AM

Updated Sunday, May 2 at 8:09 PM

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- At least seven people have been killed in Tennessee and four in northern Mississippi by a line of storms that brought heavy flooding and tornados to the region over the weekend.

Emergency officials in Tennessee have sought help from the state's Army National Guard, and are urging people to stay off roads and interstate highways that have turned into raging rivers.

Tennessee officials have confirmed seven deaths. At least three people are missing after getting swept away by flood waters, and one of them is presumed dead by the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, which would bring the death toll to eight.

In northern Mississippi, officials say a man died in Corinth after his car was submerged under flood waters. That raised the state's death total to four.

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