Thunderstorms Rumble Through South

Repair crews were at work across the South on Wednesday, cleaning up the damage caused by waves of thunderstorms that produced tornadoes and were blamed for at least one death.

The storms rippled across Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia on Tuesday, part of a large spring storm system.

High wind, possibly a tornado, flattened a mobile home in southern Georgia's Seminole County (search) and killed a woman, said Lisa Ray of the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (search). At least nine other people were injured in the state, two critically.

Georgia officials were keeping an eye on a small dam in Colquitt County that was threatened by rising water, and highway crews worked throughout the night to reopen roads blocked by downed trees and power lines, Ray said.

Elsewhere in Georgia, thunderstorms damaged about 100 homes in Miller County and more than 100 in Wayne County, and destroyed several mobile homes in Mitchell County, officials said.

An apparent tornado injured four people in the community of Pansy in extreme southeast Alabama, about 15 miles east of Dothan, said Charles Finney of the Houston County Emergency Management Agency (search). Homes and barns in the area were damaged.

Another tornado touched down in Mississippi's DeSoto County, damaging two businesses and 11 houses, and the state also was hit by heavy hail and wind gusting to more than 70 mph.

"We had reports of six inches of hail in several places — some marble size and some quarter size," said Franklin County, Miss., emergency management director Mark Thornton. "People said it looked like snow on the ground."