Thursday, April 28, 2011

Deadly Tornadoes: 82 Killed Across South, Including 61 Killed in Alabama - 28th Apr 2011

Deadly tornadoes, thunderstorms tore through the south Wednesday killing more than 80 people in four states, authorities said.

This is latest round of storms to hit the region over past several days.

At least 82 deaths are being blamed on the severe weather, according to the Associated Press.

The majority of those deaths were reported in Alabama with 61 people killed – including 15 in the city of Tuscaloosa alone.

"They were telling us that it was going to be a pretty significant storm and that it has been. You can see that by the number of fatalities throughout the state," said Alabama Emergency Management Agency information manager Yasamie August.

Mayor Walter Maddox confirmed that 15 people died Wednesday in Tuscaloosa, Ala., a city of approximately 180,000 leveled by an estimated mile-wide tornado. Read More