"We are not giving up," her aunt, Lauren Denison, told the Reno Gazette-Journal.

Residents hustled to clear debris, cover broken windows and spread tarpaulins on roofs."I expected to hear the roof blow off as bad as that wind was blowing," Willie Chastang, 58, told the Pensacola News Journal.

Across the border in Escambia County, Ala., two houses were destroyed by a possible tornado in rural Dixie, the Weather Service said.

The storm damaged some structures in Covington County, Ala.

, and toppled trees, said Jeremie Shaffer, assistant director of the county emergency management agency.Freezing rain and snow fell across the southern two-thirds of Wisconsin, still weary from a major snowstorm that stranded hundreds of motorists and snarled travel for days.

The Early Showweatherman Dave Price says conditions in the South and Midwest are part of the same low-pressuse system hitting much of the country.

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