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TORNADOES in Texas and Georgia have left at least two dead and several hurt as three trucks were blown off a road in high winds.

Severe storms spawning multiple tornadoes moved across the South on Monday, damaging homes and uprooting trees from Mississippi to West Virginia.

12Trucks were blown off road 12The twister caused severe damage 12The tornado started in MississippiCredit: Facebook

A tornado spotted in Atlanta forced thousands to seek shelter, and one man was killed when a falling tree brought power lines onto his vehicle.

The motorist was pronounced dead after fire crews cut him from the vehicle in Douglasville, Georgia, west of Atlanta, Douglas County spokesman Rick Martin told reporters.

And in middle Georgia, 55-year-old Carla Harris was killed after a tree fell onto her Bonaire home, Houston County emergency officials said.

In Texas, three trucks were blown off of the road following the heavy winds.

12Damage was done to many homesCredit: AP 12One person died after a tree fell on her homeCredit: AP 12The weather tore through many homesCredit: AP

The weather first turned rough in Mississippi on Sunday, where a line of severe storms rolled through the state during the afternoon and into the nighttime hours.

Late on Sunday, a “tornado emergency” was declared for Tupelo and surrounding areas.

News outlets also reported tornados near Yazoo City, Byram and Tchula earlier on Sunday.

As the system moved east, storms damaged homes in a Kentucky town early on Monday and a business in West Virginia, and a tornado watch for much of the day covered large parts of Alabama and Georgia.

12It is unclear how long the weather conditions will lastCredit: Reuters 12Fire crews were on hand to help the overturned vehiclesCredit: Fox4

In South Carolina, at least one tornado was reported Monday afternoon in Abbeville County.

The tornado appeared to be on the ground for several miles, according to warnings from the National Weather Service.

No injuries were immediately reported. In Greenwood, downed trees and power lines were reported, while tents were blown onto cars at an auto dealer. Multiple locations reported golf ball-sized hail.

In the southern Kentucky town of Tompkinsville, a severe storm Monday morning damaged several homes and knocked down trees and power lines, Fire Chief Kevin Jones said. No injuries were reported, he said.

12Poore's Nursery in Yazoo County was also destroyedCredit: AP 12Snapped trees damaged houses in Tupelo, MississippiCredit: Reuters

In West Virginia, Jefferson County communications supervisor James Hayden said one person was injured when a possible tornado touched down at a lumber company Monday evening.

The injury was minor, and the person was treated at the scene, he said. An exterior lumber shed collapsed, Hayden said.

National Weather Service surveyors confirmed one tornado west of Atlanta near where the motorist died.

The twister was determined to have peak winds of 90mph with a path that ran 1.5miles. At least 10 homes had trees on them.

12Yazoo Valley Electric Power Association lineman John Avery Fowler work at repairing a power lineCredit: AP 12The remains of a mobile home are shown early on MondayCredit: AP

The same thunderstorm sent thousands of people to shelter in more central parts of Atlanta and may have produced at least one more tornado southwest of downtown.

Firefighters responded to multiple calls of trees down, Atlanta Fire Rescue said in a statement.

No significant injuries were reported, although more than 20,000 Georgia residents lost power at one point.

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Possible tornado damage was also reported in the region around Athens.

More storms are in store for parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia on Tuesday, forecasters said.

Tuesday’s storms could bring wind gusts of up to 70mph and hail to the size of golf balls, forecasters said, noting that "tornadoes are likely Tuesday into Tuesday evening" in parts of Mississippi.

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Jose Mourinho ‘wants to bring Gianluigi Buffon to Roma on free transfer and take 43-year-old’s career into 26th season’

JOSE MOURINHO wants to sign legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon for Roma, according to reports.

The iconic Italian, 43, is available on a free transfer at the end of the season and will enter his 26th season as a pro if he decides to carry on playing.

4Jose Mourinho wants to sign Gianluigi Buffon for Roma 4The Special One will take charge of the Serie A side this summer and is looking to sign a new goalkeeperCredit: PA

Buffon recently announced he will leave Juventus this summer when his contract expires.

And the veteran goalie admitted he is not sure whether to retire or continue playing.

Should Buffon decide not to hang up his gloves just yet, he is set to have plenty of options to choose from.

And one of those is Juve's Serie A rivals Roma, according to TuttoSport.

SunSport columnist Mourinho is looking to strengthen his goalkeeping department when he takes over from Paolo Fonseca.

And the Portuguese boss is said to have highlighted the reliable Italian.

Buffon has played 684 times for Juventus during two spells, with his first lasting 17 seasons.

Before he joined Juventus in 2001, Buffon build his reputation in 220 games for fellow Italians Parma.


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And the 2018-19 campaign saw him play 25 times for French side Paris Saint-Germain before rejoining Juve.

As a result, Buffon has won numerous club trophies, including ten Serie A titles, one Ligue 1 title and five Italian Cups.

Buffon was also capped a staggering 176 times by Italy and played a key role in their triumph at the 2006 World Cup.

He is said to have offers on the table from several clubs around Europe including Barcelona, Sporting Lisbon, Eintracht Frankfurt and Galatasaray.

Greek side Olympiacos and Ukrainians Dynamo Kiev are the other teams said to have sent proposals.

Elsewhere, Roma have also been linked with a move for Man Utd outcast Sergio Romero.

The goalkeeper has not played a single minute for the Red Devils this season and is certain to leave in the summer when his contract expires.

Romero, 34, is an Argentina international but also has an Italian passport.

Him and Mourinho are said to have had an excellent relationship when the Portuguese boss was in charge at Old Trafford.

And Romero put his stunning £3.5million mansion up for sale in March - all-but confirming he will leave.

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