Five killed as US battered by storms
AT least five people have been killed as severe storms battered the south-eastern US, bringing heavy rain and strong winds.
Severe thunderstorms spawned several possible tornadoes as the threat moved into southern Alabama, south-west Georgia and the Florida Panhandle.
Four people were killed when a tree fell on their mobile home in Rehobeth, Alabama.
In Florida, 70-year-old William Corley drowned after flooding near the Shoal River in Mossy Head.
His car was partially submerged and his body was floating face-down nearby.
At a Walmart store in Marksville, Louisiana, severe weather blew out skylights, sending water and glass cascading onto shocked shoppers.