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Bad weather moves north as southern storms leave 4 dead

APTOPIX Winter Weather Mississippi
Posted at 5:24 AM, Feb 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-07 05:24:35-05

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Nearly 150,000 homes and businesses in the southeastern United States were without power following a powerful storm that left at least four people dead.

The National Weather Service said early Friday that a storm system was expected to strengthen in the mid-Atlantic region, bringing snow, ice and rain north.

Thursday's storm left a trail of destruction across much of the southeast. Four storm-related deaths were confirmed in Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee, with others under investigation.

Virginia's governor declared a state of emergency because of heavy rain and flooding, which left more than 500 displaced.