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Weekend storms kill 7 in Tenn., 3 in Miss.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen said at least seven people have died in weekend storms that also killed three in northern Mississippi.

 At a Sunday news conference, Bredesen said it will likely be days before floodwaters recede enough to thoroughly assess the damage to roads and bridges after a line of storms brought heavy rains and tornados to the region over the weekend.

 Officials have confirmed 7 deaths. At least three people are missing after getting swept away by flood waters and one of them is presumed dead by the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, which would bring the death toll to 8. Bredesen said he expects to ask for federal disaster designation.

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