Local authorities say dozens were hurt.
Severe weather, including the possibility of tornadoes continues this morning, mainly in south Georgia, northern Florida and southern SC.
Bullard said she awoke before dawn Sunday to the sound of hail pounding the roof.
The Latest on severe weather gusting through the southeastern U.S. Some people in the South have already seen the disaster the storm front could bring as a college in Hattiesburg Mississippi was devastated and some students injured by tornadoes.
"The total debris clean-up will be weeks at this point", said Lee Smithson, of the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency.
The storm began Saturday, when four deaths were confirmed in Mississippi.
Deal declared a state of emergency in seven counties, freeing up state resources to assist with recovery efforts.
Authorities said the vast storm system claimed at least 18 lives over two days as it tore through the Southeast, spawning apparent tornadoes, pulverizing mobile homes and leaving other destruction in its wake.
"We live in a very mobile society, we're moving around the country all the time, I think people in the Gulf Coast unfortunately understand these tragedies (are possible)", Schneider said.
"These storms have resulted in loss of life, numerous injuries and extensive property damage, and our thoughts and prayers are with Georgians suffering from the storm's impact".
A state of emergency will remain in effect for the next week across seven counties in Georgia that border on Florida. "A tornado hit a mobile home, picked it up and put it in the middle of Highway 122", Brooks County Coroner Michael Miller said.
Officials are still assessing the full scope of the damage in central and south Georgia.
Four people were killed on Saturday in MS when the system began its deadly assault. No other information was immediately available. In southeast Georgia, there is uncommon "high risk" notification of serious weather, with these areas perhaps will be encountering more stronger and longer track of tornadoes.
"Our thoughts go out to the Georgians impacted by these risky storms, especially the victims who tragically lost their lives", Senator Perdue said in a statement sent to FOX 5 News.