Friday, March 2, 2012

8 dead as 'enormous outbreak' of tornadoes tears through U.S.



A powerful severe storm system moved across the United States on Friday, spawning a slew of tornadoes from Alabama to Indiana that contributed to at least eight fatalities and threatened even more death and destruction as the night wore on.

National Weather Service meteorologist John Gordon reported Friday afternoon the agency had about "half a dozen reports of tornadoes on the ground," as well as reports of "significant damage," his comments coming before some of the worst twisters were reported in Kentucky and Indiana.

"This is an enormous outbreak that's going on right now across Kentucky and the South," Gordon said. "It's crazy. It's just nuts right here." more