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Damaging hail and tornadoes threatened the southeast of US

ATLANTA – Twenty-nine million people are faced with a threat of severe storms Monday that can lead to damage from hail, high winds and even tornadoes to the southeast of the United States.

The national Storm Prediction Center said that large parts of Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee and a small part of the north-east of the Mississippi would be under a tornado threat Monday afternoon and Monday night. Forecasters said enhanced risk of severe storms covers Nashville and Chattanooga in Tennessee; and Birmingham, Huntsville and Tuscaloosa in Alabama.

In Alabama, tornadoes, hail the size of tennis balls and 70 mph winds were the most likely to occur in parts of central and northern Alabama, including all of metro Birmingham.

In Georgia, the highest risk of tornadoes is in the northwest of Georgia, including Dalton, Rome and new york.

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