12 Images of the Devastation From the Tornados Raging Through the Southeast

12 Images of the Devastation From the Tornados Raging Through the Southeast
Source: AP
Source: AP

At least three are dead after a number of powerful tornados ripped across the Southeast, touching down in Florida, Mississippi and Louisiana. 

According to the BBC, two people were killed by overturned mobile homes in a Convent, Louisiana trailer park where 90% of the mobile homes were destroyed. A third person was killed in Lamar County, Mississippi, NBC reported.   

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The storm system moved swiftly up the eastern seaboard Wednesday, hitting Georgia, Alabama, both Carolinas and Virginia. Two additional lives were lost in Virginia, the Associated Press reported.  

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The storm system uprooted trees and brought mayhem in a march of destruction.

"It is a jumbled mess," Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards told NBC. "These travel trailers were picked up, moved a considerable distance and really blown apart, torn apart. There are heavy-duty F350 pickup trucks back there that were just mangled."

On the ground, though, the photos said so much more.

Feb. 24, 4:25 p.m. Eastern: This story has been updated.

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Jon Levine

Jon Levine is a staff writer at Mic, covering politics and people. He is based in New York and can be reached at JLevine@mic.com.

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