Storms sweep across the South, killing 8 and injuring dozens

A tree lies on its side in Franklin Texas on Saturday

If a tornado warning is issued in your area, the National Weather Service says to immediately take shelter in a basement or lower-level room away from windows.

The Houston County Sheriff's Office also confirmed to PEOPLE that a 70-year-old woman, whom police have identified as Kathryn Baxter, died in her home located in the eastern part of Houston County, Texas, from storm-related debris.

There were at least six injuries from the tornado, which had a 17-mile-long path and was up to half a mile wide, the NWS confirmed.

Severe storm damage to homes is seen on Plymouth Springmill Road just south of the intersection of Ohio Route 96 in Shelby, Ohio, Sunday, April 14, 2019.

In Vicksburg, Mississippi, another possible tornado touched down.

Almost 2,300 USA flights were canceled by Sunday evening, more then 90 percent of them at airports in Chicago; Houston, Texas; Charlotte, North Carolina; Pittsburgh; Columbus, Ohio and a dozen major airports on the Eastern Seaboard, according to FlightAware.com. There were no immediate reports of injuries there.

Two wind gusts as powerful as 80 miles per hour were reported in the Salem County township of Lower Alloways Creek by the New Jersey Weather & Climate Network between 3:25 a.m. and 3:30 a.m.

A possible tornado has left damage in southeastern Alabama on Sunday morning.

Police in Monroe County earlier described the destruction from the storm Saturday evening.

Winds may blow limbs, trees and power lines.

Near the Birmingham suburb of Hueytown, a county employee died after being struck by a vehicle while he was helping clear away trees about 2:15 a.m. Sunday, said Capt. David Agee of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. At least 11 tornadoes have touched down in three different states as a result of a stronger-than-usual storm system.

Storms could bring damaging winds and isolated threats of large hail and tornadoes, meteorologists said.

Thousands of people were without power in Texas and Mississippi.

The same system caused damage in Columbus, Mississippi. Toppled trees are blocking streets.

This story has been corrected to show Hamilton, Mississippi is about 140 miles southwest of Memphis, Tennessee, not 60 miles.

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