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High winds, rain, hit South; at least 8 killed

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) - An eighth death is being blamed on severe storms that swept through the South.

Emergency officials say an unidentified Irwin County, Ga., man was killed when a tree struck his home. There have been five other storm-related deaths in Georgia and one each in Mississippi and Tennessee.

The National Weather Service has confirmed several of the nearly two-dozen possible tornadoes it's investigating around the South.

The system that passed through on Monday and early Tuesday also knocked out power to hundreds of thousands had moved over the Atlantic Ocean by late morning.

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