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Tornado warnings as storms cross Midwest, South

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Posted: Jan 23, 2012 6:57 AM by Associated Press
Updated: Jan 23, 2012 6:57 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Update: Emergency officials say 2 people have died in Birmingham from the storms.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Tornadoes were spotted in Arkansas as storms moved through parts of the South and Midwest late Sunday and early Monday, prompting reports of damaged homes and tornado warnings in some areas.

The National Weather Service says it's received reports of damage to homes and other buildings in Alabama.

In Arkansas, there were possible tornadoes in Arkansas, Dallas, Lonoke, Prairie and Cleveland counties Sunday night. The storms also brought hail and strong winds as they moved through parts of Arkansas, Tennessee, Illinois and Mississippi.

Tornado warnings were in effect for parts of Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama early Monday.

National Weather Service forecaster Marlene Mickelson in Memphis, Tenn., told The Associated Press the Memphis area had some damage from winds that reached 60 to 70 mph.

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