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TORNADOES, FLOODING HIT HUGO-BEATEN SOUTH, KILL 2

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Tornadoes and flooding targeted the hurricane-hammered South Monday after storms destroyed a trailer park, killing a woman and toddler, and chased scores of people from their homes in Georgia and the Carolinas.

A twister tore through Lebanon, S.C., early Monday, tossing a house trailer that stood through the hurricane onto a road and injuring its two occupants. Neither was hurt seriously, said Doris Browder, a dispatcher at the Berkeley County Emergency Medical Service.Rain continued to pour throughout the region Monday, falling on ground already soaked by rain that came with Hurricane Hugo on the night of Sept. 21 and pushing rivers and streams toward flood levels.

Joe Manous, who grows sod next to the Etowah River in Canton, Ga., north of Atlanta, said a flash flood Sunday afternoon sent water 6 feet deep over his field, engulfing two tractors and a brand-new one-ton truck.

"We didn't have time to get the tractors out, and it's already up to the windshield on the truck," he said. "It looks like it's been rising a couple of inches every 15 minutes."

A tornado touched down in a mobile home park near Moultrie, Ga., on Sunday, killing trailer park residents Joyce Carter, 45, and 2-year-old Brittany Thomas, injuring 12 and destroying a church and social hall.

At least nine mobile homes were destroyed by the tornado, which cut a 10-mile path through the south Georgia countryside, said Colquitt County Sheriff Billy Howell.

After demolishing the mobile home park, the twister tore up a stand of timber and then flattened the Bethlehem Schley Baptist Church and the church's social hall.

Strong winds that may have been a tornado chased residents from their homes Sunday night in Fairview and Swan Lake southeast of Atlanta, authorities said. A count of the evacuees was unavailable.

About 80 families were evacuated from homes around Mountain Island Lake near Charlotte, N.C., by rising waters Sunday night. Water washed into yards and into some homes, authorities said.

To the east, 80 people fled a mobile home park near McAdenville, N.C., as Crowders Creek overflowed its banks.

"The water just kept rising," said Angela Haney as she left with her husband and three young daughters.