(CNN) - A tornado system touched down in portions of Mississippi on Tuesday afternoon, killing at least four people and leaving injuries, damage and power outages, said local authorities.
Two people died in Jones County and two more in Marion County, said state Emergency Management Agency spokesman Brett Carr.
"Two people died inside their mobile home that was completely destroyed," said Jones County Sheriff Alex Hodge. "This was in the rural part of Jones County. There were other brick and mortar homes that had major damage but we have no other injuries reported."
Los Angeles (CNN) - Torrential rains moved walls of rock and mud Friday in Southern California, burying homes in one neighborhood, closing a coastal highway and prompting evacuations of foothill communities imperiled by landslides.
The damage marked the second day of a fierce storm slamming the Pacific Coast that, in California, served to trade one natural disaster for another, namely the state's record drought of the past three years.
At a minimum, the biggest storm in years slaked the dry earth, but it is coming at a high price for many people.
Mudslides swarmed or threatened homes near recent hillside fires.
It was a snowfall of historic proportions in the area around Buffalo. And the monster snowstorm inspired a storm of images on social media. CNN's Jeanne Moos has some of the best, both real and bogus, from belly flop to doggie igloo.
Millions are cleaning up and assessing the damage after some of the worst flooding in a generation.
About two trillion gallons of rain fell up and down the east coast.
Cars can be seen floating.
Pensacola, Florida was the hardest hit, with 15 inches of rain in 24 hours submerging entire neighborhoods.
Our Alina Machado is in Pensacola, where she spoke to a man who describes how he survived the historic flooding.
Tornadoes killed 16 people in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Iowa. "It's chaos here," said one mayor. Severe weather is forecast today in the South and Midwest.
CNN's Erin Burnett has the latest.