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Photos: Flooding and large hail pelt much of central, southern US


Severe storms swept across the central and southern U.S. on Wednesday into early Thursday morning, washing out roadways and pelting the area with hail of varying sizes.

Damaging winds gusting as high as 70 mph blew across parts of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi. Hail as large as baseballs was reported in parts of Mississippi late Wednesday night.


Severe flooding led to parts of the road washing away in Washington County, Arkansas. As many as 18,000 customers lost power during Wednesday evening.

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Flooding washed away a chunk of Blue Springs Road in Washington County, Arkansas. (Photo/Washington County, Arkansas, Sheriff's Office)


Several storms that swept through the region threatened possible tornadoes. A tornado warning was issued by NWS Little Rock on Wednesday morning for several areas, but no tornado was ever reported.


Flash flooding was reported in Yazoo City, Mississippi. A family had to be rescued from their car after trying to drive under a low-hanging railroad trestle, according to the emergency manager.

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Two men push an SUV out of the flooded roadway in Pine Bluff, Arkansas on April 26, 2017 as severe storms swept across the region. (Screenshot/ABC News)