Storms knock out power, take down trees in South
NEW ORLEANS - A line of thunderstorms brought down trees and power lines, closed schools and caused scattered power outages across several Southern states, but few injuries have been reported.
Areas of Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi and Alabama were affected by the storms overnight, and about 200,000 homes and businesses remained without power Friday.
In Texas, at least two people were slightly hurt by broken glass when a dormitory roof was torn off at Arlington Baptist College. At the height of the storm, winds were at nearly 90 mph.
Trees fell on cars and homes in Louisiana, and winds tore roofs off two homes in Alabama. In Mississippi, a school was damaged.
The storms are part of a cold front moving through the region, bringing some of the coolest weather of the season.