MONROE, La. — Two people from Louisiana, one of them a 13-year-old boy, were killed in floodwaters over the weekend during a deadly storm system that made its way through the South.

Deputies identified Patsy Meeks of Calhoun as the victim whose body was found in a vehicle consumed by floodwater on a rural road Saturday night, according to a report by KTEV. 

Her vehicle was still underwater when first responders found it. 

In a separate incident, Sebastian Omar Martinez, 13, was in a drainage canal when it filled during a flash flood near Bawcomville, south of Monroe, said Deputy Glenn Springfield of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Department. 

This is the second child to be killed by flooding in less than a week. 

The body of an 11-year-old boy was pulled from a drainage ditch in Bastrop, near Baron Ball Park, on April 9, Bastrop Police said. Police believe the boy was a victim of flash flooding that occurred in Bastrop on April 7. He was reportedly last seen the day before the flooding. 

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Six others have been killed by the storm system, at least two as a result of tornados that have struck neighboring states. 

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The National Weather Service said at least a dozen tornados touched down across the South, and that number could go up because teams are still assessing the damage.


The Associated Press contributed to this report.