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Tornadoes fueled by record highs wrecked homes around South

Jani Halinen

Strong line of storms wreak havoc across multiple states

WETUMPKA, Ala. (AP) — The National Weather Service says record high temperatures in Texas and Louisiana fired up the storm front that spawned tornadoes across the Deep South. The severe weather wrecked numerous homes, destroyed a fire station, ripped the roof off an apartment complex and killed two people when a tree crunched their mobile home. More than 50,000 customers were without power Wednesday morning. Isaiah Sankey is vice chairman of Alabama's Montgomery County Commission and represents the Flatwood area where the people died. He vowed to make installing storm shelters a priority as the tight-knit community recovers.