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Christmas Day Produces Tornadoes, Blizzard-Like Conditions

Damage, Suspended Travel in U.S. Southeast and Midsection

Many Christmas celebrations were left in the dark yesterday, as severe weather battered the Deep South, leaving three dead and over 300,000 without power. Meanwhile, the nation's midsection battled freezing rain and blizzard-like conditions, which paralyzed airline travel and created treacherous driving conditions.

On Tuesday, more than 30 tornadoes touched down in the Southeast—several news sources reported 34—and a large funnel cloud mixed with lightening created a terrifying light display for residents in Mobile, Alabama.

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