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Jeff Bullard sits in what used to be the foyer of his home as his daughter, Jenny Bullard, left, looks through debris at their home that was damaged by a tornado, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, in Adel, Ga. (AP Photo/Branden Camp)

Storms and tornadoes killed 19 people in Georgia and Mississippi over the weekend


UPDATE - Monday Jan. 23rd: 

19 people have died as a result of  storms that made their way down the Southeast over the weekend. Authorities have confirmed that a winter twister killed 15 people in southern Georgia on Sunday and four in Mississippi on Saturday. 

Severe winds ripped through South Florida late last night. Palm Beach County residents woke up to downed power lines,  damaged schools and homes, with mobile homes taking the most damage. Some schools closed for the day due to damage and debris on the roads.

Winds exceeding 60 mph were observed in parts of South Florida. The National Weather Service issued a Tornado Warning for Palm Beach County around 1 a.m. that lasted until 2:45 a.m. The Tornado Warning has since been cancelled.

Weather experts say tornadoes can hit any time of year in the South. 

SUNDAY: Storms killed 11 people and injured 23 in Georgia on Saturday, local officials said.

Catherine Howden of the Georgia Emergency Management Agency said the deaths occurred in Cook, Brooks and Berrien counties in southern Georgia near the Georgia-Florida line.

A coroner later confirmed seven people had been killed in a tornado that "leveled" mobile homes. A tornado in Mississippi killed four people on Saturday.

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Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Ra'Shede Hageman (77) and a defensive end Brooks Reed (50) jump over an unidentified man as they work during an NFL football practice , Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in Flowery Branch, Ga.. The Falcons will face the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship on Sunday in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

More storms are expected to arrive on Sunday, but should clear up in time for the Atlanta Falcons to take on the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The Berrien County (Georgia) Sheriff's Office posted this warning Saturday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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