Two dead as U.S. storm brings tornadoes

Storm Damage
Damage to a home is seen in Keithville, La., Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022, after a tornado touched down Tuesday, Dec. 13. (Makenzie Boucher/The Shreveport Times via AP)

By KEVIN MCGILL and STEPHEN GROVES
Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – A destructive storm marching across the U.S. spawned tornadoes that authorities say killed a young boy and his mother near Shreveport, Louisiana, and left trail of destruction several miles long.

The National Weather Service said more tornadoes were expected Wednesday from New Orleans to Mobile, Alabama, with additional severe weather possible in the Florida panhandle.

The storm dumped about 2 feet of snow in South Dakota and forecasters expect the storm system to hobble the upper Midwest with ice, rain and snow for days, as well as move into the Northeast and central Appalachians.