At least 1 dead after severe storms hit Louisiana and other southern states

At least one person has died in Louisiana after storms devastated several southern states, including many previously hit areas during one of the most active times for Twister on record.

The death occurred near the city of Henderson, St. Martin Parish Sheriff Becket Breaux and Henderson Mayor Sherbin Collette both confirmed on social media. They said a tornado appeared to have struck the area, but did not provide information about how the person died. Henderson is about 100 miles (160 kilometers) west of New Orleans.

More than 60,000 customers in Louisiana were without power Tuesday morning, according to, which tracks outages nationwide.

The worst weather Monday was in the Florida Panhandle, where a tornado warning was in effect. The National Weather Service reported that roads were flooded and vehicles were stranded in Escambia County. There were also flash flood warnings for the Alabama Gulf Coast, where more than 3 inches (7.6 centimeters) of rain had fallen.

According to the National Storm Prediction Center, Florida and parts of South Georgia were again at risk of severe weather on Tuesday and tornadoes remained possible. Another storm-prone area on Tuesday included parts of Tennessee, northern Georgia and northern Alabama.

Monday’s storms occurred shortly after one of the most active periods of severe weather in U.S. history, from April 25 to May 10, the National Weather Service said in a recent report. The weather service confirmed at least 267 tornadoes during that time, the agency said.

Among the many tornadoes: two tornadoes that caused severe damage in Florida’s capital Tallahassee on Friday. As the two tornadoes crossed the city from east to west, they damaged homes and businesses, collapsed a construction crane and severely damaged the outside fence of a Florida State University baseball stadium, the weather service said.