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19 dead in TN, MS and KY after storms


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Storms and flooding over the weekend have claimed 19 lives in three states.

At least 11 were dead in Tennessee, six in Mississippi and two in Kentucky.

Tennessee Emergency Management Agency officials say there is likely an additional victim, but a body has not been recovered. Three people in Mississippi were killed when high winds believed to be tornados hit their homes, and three others were killed in what authorities say were weather-related traffic accidents.

Kentucky Emergency Management officials say two deaths in Barren and Madison counties in central Kentucky were weather-related.

The weekend deaths came on the heels of a tornado in Arkansas that killed a woman and injured about two dozen people Friday. And just a week ago, 10 people were killed by a tornado from a separate storm in western Mississippi.

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