The South is reeling from an unholy mix of horrible weather

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Alabama declared a state of emergency on Saturday as a series of tornadoes, storms and floods continued to torment the South, killing at least 18 people.


A tornado ripped through Birmingham on Christmas Day, causing damage to several houses. Torrential rains and floods also pounded multiple counties.

Alabama's ordeal comes after tornadoes hit at least six states across the South over the past week.

The next state to face the weather's wrath could be Texas, where officials are warning of a "historic blizzard" that's set to drop 15 inches of snow on the Texas Panhandle.