Authorities say a line of severe storms crossing the Southeast killed a Mississippi woman, knocked out power to about 16,000 customers in Alabama and Georgia and caused some property damage in at least three states.

A coroner says a 46-year-old Laurel, Miss., woman was killed when a tree fell on her while she was standing outside her home Sunday in the southeastern part of the state.

Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama reported some property damage, including one church in Mississippi.

The National Weather Service says a funnel cloud was reported south of Birmingham, Ala., and second farther east.

Police in northwestern counties in Georgia say at least four funnel clouds were spotted but caused no significant damage. The storms also knocked out power to about 10,000 customers around the Atlanta-metro area.