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At least three dead as powerful tornadoes rip through the Deep South – as dramatic footage shows huge twister in Louisiana that killed a woman in her trailer and destroyed homes and churches in its 63-mile path

  • A massive tornado ripped through Louisiana Monday afternoon
  • The tornado traveled 63 miles from DeRidder to Alexandria
  • The twister destroyed buildings and killed Betty Patin, 59, in her mobile home
  • Two other fatalities were reported in Alabama Monday night  
  • On Monday afternoon more than 70 tornado warnings were in effect across Louisiana and Mississippi and there were at least 33 tornado reports 
  • Tornadoes were also reported in Mississippi and Alabama
  • Severe weather conditions will continue into Tuesday morning  

At least three people have been confirmed dead and others injured in a series of powerful storms and tornadoes that ripped through the Deep South on Monday.

On Monday afternoon more than 70 tornado warnings were in effect across Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi and there were at least 33 tornado reports.

The most aggressive of the storms was an ‘extremely dangerous’ twister that pummeled the northwest of Alexandria, Louisiana, located about 200 miles northwest of New Orleans, starting at 12.30pm.

The tornado traveled a whopping 63 miles from DeRidder to Alexandria.

Betty Patin, 59, was in her mobile home on Borel Road in Rosepine, Louisiana when the storm hit it and killed her, according to the Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Two other people were reported killed after another storm hit the small town of Town Creek, Alabama.

Betty Patin, 59, was in her mobile home on Borel Road in Rosepine, Louisiana when the storm hit it and killed herBetty Patin pictured above
Betty Patin, 59, was in her mobile home on Borel Road in Rosepine, Louisiana when the storm hit it and killed her.

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