(6:55 PM) Tornado Watch In Effect Through Early Monday

Powerful deadly storms continue to move across South

(6:55 PM) Tornado Watch In Effect Through Early Monday

Tornadoes, wind gusts of up to 70 miles per hour and pounding hail remained threats early on Monday from eastern NY and into New England, as the remnants of a deadly storm that killed at least five people, including three children, pushed out to sea.

A massive storm system killed eight people in the South over the weekend and caused damage from Texas to Mississippi.

The National Weather Service was sending a survey team to Alto on Sunday to confirm if the storm was, indeed, a tornado.

News 5 viewers captured videos and images of funnel clouds, tornadoes forming, shelf clouds and the destruction these storms brought to the area. A mobile home community was damaged, but no injuries are being reported.

As the storms tore through MS overnight into Sunday, they left a trail of destruction that authorities are still combing through.

The weather also disrupted rail service in the region and caused some delays at airports.

Roy Ratliff, 95, died after a tree crashed onto his trailer in northeastern Mississippi, Monroe County Road Manager Sonny Clay said at a news conference, adding that a tornado had struck.

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At least one mobile home was destroyed, throwing a man from the mobile home. No fatalities were reported.

Mississippi State University's 21,000 students huddled in basements and hallways as a tornado came near the school's campus in Starkville.

In addition, three people were killed when a private jet crashed in MS on Saturday, although Bryant said it was unclear whether it was caused by the weather.

A twister hit Vicksburg, Mississippi early Saturday evening.

The storm is expected to continue moving toward the Northeast where its impact has already been devastating.

The threat of severe weather will likely increase throughout the day, the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center said. No injuries were reported, and news footage showed shattered windows and rooftop debris.

Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell said there are reports of trees down in the south part of Monroe County.

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