Storms Leave Thousands Without Power

JACKSON, Miss. (March 19, 2013)--Tens of thousands of people were still without power Tuesday after powerful winds and massive hail hammered the South.

In Mississippi, hail broke out car windows and pelted homes and businesses as the storms passed through Monday.

Some hail was as large as baseballs in some areas in and around the capital of Jackson.

In Alabama, utility officials say straight-line winds gusting as high as 80 miles per hour toppled trees and power lines.

One person was rescued from a house in Rainbow City after a tree fell on the home.

The storm sent more than a dozen Alabama residents to hospitals.

Alabama Power said some 98,200 people were still without power at around 6 a.m. Tuesday.

The utility said it sent out crews early this morning and is bringing in reinforcements from other states.


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