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Violent storms, tornadoes possible in parts of the Deep South

ATLANTA – Forecasters say strong thunderstorms possible in parts of the South, bringing the threat of tornadoes to southern Georgia and northern Florida.

The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch Wednesday for a large part of Florida, including the cities of Jacksonville; Gainesville and Tallahassee. s of south Georgia, including Valdosta, were also under a tornado watch.

Storms were expected to the threat of flooding. Flash flood watches Wednesday covered large parts of Georgia and south Carolina.

In North Carolina, a state of emergency is in a small town of Autryville in the eastern part of the state after a tornado damaged a fire station and several mobile homes late Tuesday afternoon. No serious injuries were reported.

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