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Toddler among 6 killed as storms drench Southeast


ATLANTA (AP) -- Storms pounding the Southeast have turned sleepy creeks into rivers, and rivers into raging floodwaters, drowning a 2-year-old boy swept from his father's arms.

The boy is among six people killed across the region, including five in the Atlanta area. Aerial shots showed schools, football fields, even entire neighborhoods submerged by the deluge, sending some unlucky residents scurrying for higher ground.

In Atlanta, stranded motorists scrambled to the tops of their car as waters rose on one of the city's busiest highways.

At least two people are missing, including a Tennessee man who went swimming in an overflowing ditch on a $5 dare and a 15-year-old Georgia teen who never returned from a swim in the surging Chattooga River.

Another round of storms is expected to move in Tuesday.

Online Reporter: Kelsi Schindler

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