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Likely tornado damages homes as Harvey hits Deep South

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)

By ADRIAN SAINZ
Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Harvey spread its misery into the Deep South as a likely tornado damaged homes and toppled trees in a rural area of northwest Alabama and areas around the region faced flooding fears.

The rains caused some flooding in low-lying streets in Memphis, as the western Tennessee city reported power outages late Thursday and rivers in the area swelled. Though still a tropical depression, Harvey also began to shed its tropical characteristics overnight as its rain bands extended farther across Tennessee and Kentucky on its forecast path toward the Ohio Valley.

Authorities said Harvey's remnants contributed to the death of a motorist involved in a head-on crash Thursday with a tractor-trailer on Interstate 40 in Memphis.

Forecasters say the storm will likely dissipate Saturday evening around Ohio.

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