Severe storms and possible tornadoes ripped through the South, damaging homes and leaving thousands without power. At least four deaths were blamed on the weather. The heavy rain and winds blustered into Georgia and Florida. No major damage was reported. In Tuscaloosa, Ala., officials said a 52-year-old woman died when debris from a billboard struck her. In Texas, three people died in two separate wrecks blamed on wet road conditions.