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Alabama and Tennessee were assessing the damage Wednesday from severe storms overnight that killed five people and injured dozens across the two states.

Search and rescue teams were combing McMinn County, Tennessee, after a tornado touched down there and injured up to 23 people, the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency said.

More than 30 commercial and residential structures were damaged, McMinn County Mayor John Gentry said Wednesday afternoon.

He urged the public to stay away from areas affected by the storm and said a Red Cross shelter had been set up at a local Methodist church.

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Damage at Ider Daycare in Flatrock, Alabama. Jake Berent / WAFF

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