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Killer Tornados terrorize the South

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by kida, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. kida

    kida Well-Known Member

    Nov 5, 2007
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    "Tornadoes and thunderstorms ravaged the U.S. South overnight, killing at least 45 people and injuring more than 150 as it caused destruction across several states, authorities said.

    The storms tore across Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi and Alabama, overturning trucks, trapping people, ripping up houses, smashing cars and uprooting trees.

    By Wednesday morning, tornado watches were in effect for the Florida Panhandle, western Georgia and eastern Tennessee.

    "Based on reports from our local offices, the death toll now stands at 45. That is 26 in Tennessee, 13 in Arkansas, one in Alabama and five in Kentucky," said Roger Erickson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.

    Tennessee was the hardest hit state. Emergency officials said 149 people were injured in their state alone.""


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