More severe weather batters U.S. South
The eastward-moving storm system follows a string of tornadoes that ripped through the small town of Magee, destroying about 100 homes and businesses.
At least nine Mississippi counties reported damage.
Forecasters warned central Mississippi could see more bad weather later Friday, possibly heavy downpours and scattered flash floods.
In Alabama, authorities said a tornado hit near the coast before dawn Friday. High winds toppled a mobile home, causing minor injuries to people inside.
The U.S. National Weather Service received reports of at least two possible tornado touchdowns in Louisiana late Thursday and early Friday.
One person was reported injured in Louisiana's Ascension Parish, along with a home destroyed and two others damaged.
In low-lying Terrebonne Parish, southwest of New Orleans, officials reported more than a dozen homes were flooded.
Rain in the New Orleans area was expected to continue through Friday night, with the chance of tornadoes, meteorologists said.
Elsewhere, tornado warnings were issued across the Florida Panhandle.
Forecasters said Georgia could receive more than 12 centimetres of rain before Saturday.
With files from the Associated Press