Tornado crashing through trees in Georgia USA
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Storm system wreaks havoc in US leaving two dead

A sprawling storm system has brought havoc to a swathe of the US, leaving two people dead and thousands of households without electricity.

One person died when an apparent twister hit the state of Georgia, overturning cars on a motorway.

Bartow County Fire Chief Craig Millsap said at least 10 cars had been flipped over on Interstate 75.

A man died in Nashville, Tennessee, when high winds toppled a tree onto a shed he had been taking shelter in.

Amateur video courtesy of Terry Timms