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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Forecasters urge residents to take cover as storms rip through region - 26th May 2011

Forecasters warned thousands to take cover as severe storms pummeled parts of Arkansas and Tennessee early Thursday, while communities in neighboring states picked up the pieces after tornadoes cut a path of destruction a day earlier.

A line of strong thunderstorms stretches from northern Indiana all the way to Mississippi, National Weather Service radar showed.

At least 16 people have died in the latest round of storms that struck Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kansas late Tuesday and early Wednesday. Ten people were killed in Oklahoma, four in Arkansas and two in Kansas, authorities said.

The National Weather Service warned residents from Memphis to Nashville to take shelter and, in some cases, evacuate after spotters reported a possible tornado moving toward eastern Tennessee communities. Read More