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WATCH: Man Films a Pre-Christmas Tornado Ransacking His Columbia, Miss., Business

Severe storms tore across the South on Tuesday, Dec. 23, ransacking a Mississippi town just days before Christmas, resulting in the deaths of four people.

One man captured intense footage of the EF-3 tornado tearing through his business in Columbia, Mississippi.

The tornadoes slammed into homes and businesses on Tuesday evening, destroying property and downing trees.

Thousands were without power as intense winds and strong downpours resulted in hazardous working conditions. Holiday travelers faced widespread delays as roadways were inundated by heavy rain.

At least 50 people were injured across Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi as multiple tornadoes were reported.