Almost 90,000 customers were without electricity in Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Georgia as of midday Sunday, according to www.poweroutage.us as the severe weather left a trail of destruction.
Two children died in Texas when a tree fell on a auto in which they were riding, and an elderly man was killed when a tree fell on his trailer in Hamilton, Mississippi.
In Alabama, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office reported that a county worker had died in a hospital after being hit by a vehicle near Hueytown.
In Texas, a woman died when her mobile home was destroyed and two children were killed when a tree fell on a auto.
The sheriffs office from nearby Houston County told KLTV that one woman was found dead near her home on Highway 21 West. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Two people were hospitalized for injuries that were not thought to be life-threatening, while others were treated at the scene, Yezak said.
They hope to work with clean-up crews and build temporary shelters for people who lost their homes.
Heavy rains and storms continued to rake the Magnolia State into the night, moving into Alabama.
Winds reached 60 miles per hour in Binghamton, the weather service said, as lines of severe thunderstorms rolled into the Northeast Sunday night.
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"The survey is in relation to the severe thunderstorms that moved through the area on April 15th", the weather service said.
Deadly storms continue to move across the South after spawning suspected tornadoes and damaging several homes.
The Times Gazette reported several homes and businesses were damaged after an apparent tornado struck Shelby, Ohio, Sunday about 4 p.m. local time.
Shelby is about 145 kilometres from Cleveland. Six people were hurt and at least 30 buildings were damaged in Richland County.
More than 79,000 homes and businesses were without power in Virginia, according to the tracking site PowerOutage.US, with 89,000 more outages reported across Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Michigan, Maryland and NY.
But the majority of damaged remained in the Southern part of the U.S.
The system moved eastward into MS, where the weather service says teams have confirmed eight tornadoes. Damage from that first round of storms included reports of trees down in Gwinnett, Walton, Paulding, Butts and Lamar counties. Meteorologists will study damage to trees and structures, and trace the track of the debris.
Power lines are also down.