"Christmas Day Storms Blamed for 3 Deaths"

"MOBILE, Ala. -- Twisters hopscotched across the Deep South, and, along with brutal, straight-line winds, knocked down countless trees, blew the roofs off homes and left many Christmas celebrations in the dark. Holiday travelers in the nation's much colder midsection battled treacherous driving conditions from freezing rain and blizzard conditions from the same fast-moving storms. "

The Associated Press had the story December 25, 2012.
 

Source: NY Times, 12/26/2012