Chuck Smith, left and Phillip Johnson cut into a large section of a pecan tree branch that fell on the roof of this Natchez, Miss., home early Thursday morning, Nov. 1, 2018. Strong storms and several possible tornadoes hit throughout Mississippi causing widespread damage. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
The sound of chainsaws grind through a neighborhood in Natchez, Miss., as cleanup begins following a tornado that hit early Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. At least 11 tornadoes have been confirmed by National Weather Service surveyors so far in Louisiana and Mississippi as part of a storm system that moved across the region Wednesday night and Thursday. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Jennifer Lyles takes a photograph of her SUV, one of three cars heavily damaged by a tornado that hit Natchez, Miss., and dropped a massive oak tree on her house, garage and driveway, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. At least 11 tornadoes have been confirmed by National Weather Service surveyors so far in Louisiana and Mississippi as part of a storm system that moved across the region Wednesday night and Thursday. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
This fallen oak tree heavily damaged the home of Jennifer Lyles in Natchez, Miss., after a tornado hit early Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. At least 11 tornadoes have been confirmed by National Weather Service surveyors so far in Louisiana and Mississippi as part of a storm system that moved across the region Wednesday night and Thursday. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Cut oak tree branches rest amid the remains of Jennifer Lyles' home in Natchez, Miss., after a tornado hit early Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. At least 11 tornadoes have been confirmed by National Weather Service surveyors so far in Louisiana and Mississippi as part of a storm system that moved across the region Wednesday night and Thursday. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

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Ripped branches cover the room of Max Hearn's Natchez, Miss., house, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, after a tornado passed through. Hearn, a first-time homeowner, had a tree fall on his house. At least 11 tornadoes have been confirmed by National Weather Service surveyors so far in Louisiana and Mississippi as part of a storm system that moved across the region Wednesday night and Thursday. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
A branch from an oak tree pokes through the ceiling of Max Hearn, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, in Natchez, Miss., after a tornado passed through. Hearn, a first time home owner, had a tree cut through his house. At least 11 tornadoes have been confirmed by National Weather Service surveyors so far in Louisiana and Mississippi as part of a storm system that moved across the region Wednesday night and Thursday. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Tornadoes hopscotched across the Mid-Atlantic and Southern states earlier this week, leaving a trail of compact but intense damage.

The National Weather Service issued more than 70 tornado warnings on Nov. 5th alone. Nearly a dozen of them touched down in Mississippi, and more than a half-dozen others struck Tennessee, where one woman lost her life. Areas that suffered the most damage were between Interstate 20 and Interstate 30, and included parts of Louisiana and Alabama, with many property owners reporting severe wind damage.

Insurers and state regulators have not yet estimates total losses, but should the severity of these storms rival what was left in the wake of a series of January 2017 tornadoes in Mississippi, losses could climb to roughly $100 million, which was the damage estimate provided to the media at the time by Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney.

See also: 5 keys to preparing for tornadoes