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Reports: Severe storms leave more than 40,000 without power in Georgia

One day after damaging storms pounded Texas and the Mississippi Valley, the threat for severe weather will move farther eastward across the Southeast on Monday.

Areas from northern Florida to North Carolina will be impacted through Monday evening. The storms will bring the risk of large hail, isolated tornadoes and flash flooding.

For storm reports from the severe storms that developed on Sunday, click here.

As of 12:30 p.m. EST people are reportedly trapped in homes and cars in Griffin and Esmond, Georgia after possible tornado.

Masters week at Augusta National was closed due to the threat of severe storms.

There are more than 40,000 customers are without power in Georgia, according to Georgia Power.

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Georgia power outage map. (Image via Georgia Power)

Due to weather and thunderstorms, there are flight delays between 16 and 30 minutes at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Atlanta, GA (ATL).

Local schools are closing due to severe weather threats in Alabama, according to WKRG-TV.

As of 11:00 a.m. EST severe thunderstorms that could produce tornadoes are approaching Atlanta from the west.

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Louisiana Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne is authorizing a delayed start for state employees on Monday, April 3.

"I urge all state employees to use caution and pay attention to media reports regarding the weather," Dardenne said.

" not put yourself at risk," Dardenne said.

As of 6:54 a.m. CDT Monday, there is a detour due to a submerged car on Interstate 65 North at the Greensprings exit in Birmingham, Alabama.