4 dead as storms, possible tornadoes hit Southeast

By BOB JOHNSON and JEFFREY COLLINS | November 17, 2011 | 3:35 AM EST

Staci DeGeer looks out the door of her home in Auburn, Ala., Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011. Several trees were tossed into her kitchen and bedroom during a windstorm. A path of storms swept across the state leaving behind fallen trees and some heavy wind damage. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — At least four people have been killed and dozens more injured as a storm system that spawned several possible tornadoes moved across the Southeast.

Suspected tornadoes were reported Wednesday in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and South Carolina. Dozens of homes and buildings were damaged and thousands of people were without power as trees and power lines were downed.

In South Carolina, three people were killed and five injured when a likely tornado swept through a rural community near Rock Hill, about 20 miles south of Charlotte, N.C. In north Georgia, an unidentified person was killed when a tree fell on a sport utility vehicle.