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    178 Killed in Tornado Outbreak

    Deadly tornadoes and thunderstorms tore through the South Wednesday, killing more than 170 people in five states and giving neighboring states a possible taste of what's to come today, authorities said.

    At least 178 deaths are being blamed on severe weather that has hit the region in the past several days.

    The majority of the deaths have been reported in Alabama with 128 people killed, including 32 in the city of Tuscaloosa alone.

    Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley said officials plan to tour the hardest hit areas this morning.

    "There is some massive devastation out there," he said. "We have some people that are hurting. We'll be out in just a few minutes ... [in] northern Alabama looking at this."

    Bentley said officials expect the death toll to rise as they assess the damage but said they are in a search-and-rescue mode for now.

    Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox said this morning, "It's been a devastating blow to the people of this community.

    "We need men, materials and equipment. Our system is overwhelmed. The tornado took out a major nerve center of the city, our environmental services department, which is how we pick up debris, trash. It's gone and the fleet that we have, the vehicles are gone," Maddox said.

    Maddox said at least a dozen city roads remain impassable. Several city buildings, including a fire station and a communication plant, were damaged.

    "We have way over 100 injuries throughout the city of Tuscaloosa," Maddox said Wednesday. "We have hundreds of homes and businesses destroyed and hundreds more damaged."

    Maddox said the National Guard was being dispatched to devastated areas across the state.

    The University of Alabama, which is in Tuscaloosa, has canceled classes for today.

    Christopher England at the University of Alabama ran up to the roof of his building to video tape a devastating tornado as it hit Tuscaloosa.

    "We just saw this massive huge mile wide tornado and we didn't know where it was going. We didn't know if it was coming towards us or away from us or what," he said.

    President Obama declared a state of emergency for the search-and-rescue response in Alabama late Wednesday.

    In confirming the state of emergency, Obama said federal officials had their eye on the storms and would offer help as needed.

    "Michelle and I extend our deepest condolences to the families of those who lost their lives because of the tornadoes that have swept through Alabama and the southeastern United States," he said in a written statement. "Our hearts go out to all those who have been affected by this devastation, and we commend the heroic efforts of those who have been working tirelessly to respond to this disaster."

    Georgia officials said at least 11 people were killed statewide, according to the Associated Press.

    Crystal Paulk-Buchanan, a spokeswoman for Georgia emergency management in Atlanta, said a full assessment of all the damage won't happen until this morning.

    "When it gets into daylight there are going to be a lot of boots on the ground. You know helping people trying to make sure they have shelter and can do what they need to do for their homes and their families," she said.

    Paulk-Buchanan said officials have received more reports of damage in Merriweather, Polk and Pickens Counties.

    "We've had several mobile home parks that have been reported to have received significant damage. In Pickens County, there were actually a couple of chicken houses that were destroyed and there are about 100,000 chickens that need to be rounded up," she said.

    In addition, at least 32 were dead in Mississippi, ABC News confirmed.

    One of the victims was an off-duty police officer in northern Mississippi who died while shielding his daughter from a falling tree on a camping trip. She wasn't hurt.

    The Associated Press reported at least six people were killed in Tennessee and one person killed in Virginia Wednesday.

    The weather system was expected to move into Georgia, Tennessee and Kentucky overnight and into the Carolinas by this morning.
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    There has been a lot of severe weather in the US the last 10 days because of a freak weather system extending from Dallas to Pittsburgh. Currently where I live flooding is a problem though I'm on high ground & don't have to personally worry about but getting around is more of a nuisance with some roads underwater. Today though looks as if it will be bright & sunny for a change.

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    Saw some pictures earlier in the news here, and they said that the next front is already on its way.

    Crazy, considering that half of Oklahoma burns (burnt?) due to extreme dryness... hope the BlueEyedBeast is okay, he havent been here or on msn since then...

    In the news they mentioned that one nuclear plant was emergency-shut down, because the storm had damaged the electricity supply... not that you're next with a nuclear catastrophy there.

    But looks like a tough spring for America, good luck that you wont get flooded or other damage done to you
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    Rough tornados in the spring reminds me of growing up in Kansas.
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    The death toll is now over 240. The high death toll is likely due to the greater prevalence of mobile homes as part of the housing stock in that part of the country.

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    318 confirmed dead, but there is still more rubble to go through. Greatest death toll from a tornado outbreak since 1932.

    Lady Lyfing just posted at Facebook, they are ok but have been without power since Wednesday.

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    I'm surprised so few people have posted in this thread.


    Very sad outcome from those storms. I doubt the rest of the year will be too merciful.

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    We just had some downed trees and hail damage. We got off easy. Places like Alabama got slamed.

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    The loss of life is definately a tragedy. I heard that electricity is down throughout the many states effected by the tornado outbreak.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hilderinc View Post
    I'm surprised so few people have posted in this thread.


    Very sad outcome from those storms. I doubt the rest of the year will be too merciful.
    Well, I for one barely heard about this tragedy because I don't own a TV. It is quite the catastrophe, the numbers are simply staggering. I'm glad I live in Chicago, at least here the lake breeze (or something) keeps the worst of the severe weather away. South, North, West it's always hell, but not here. Something just keeps the worst of it away from the big city. I always thought this was strange.

    My heart goes out to those affected by this tragedy.

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    Tuscaloosa-Birmingham Tornado Makes History

    The tornado outbreak of April 26-28, 2011 is historic in many ways.

    There were 258 tornadoes reported during the three day outbreak , surpassing the nation’s worst tornado outbreak of 148 tornadoes on Palm Sunday weekend in 1974. This also surpasses the 66 tornadoes in the May 3-6, 1999 Oklahoma City outbreak.

    The worst destruction took place in Alabama with 75 tornadoes and Mississippi with 78 and the outbreak covered 17 states. There were numerous discrete Super-Cell Storms throughout the three days.

    These storms were also Long-Track storms that traveled hundreds of miles in some cases. Many of these storms did produce strong and violent tornadoes ranging from EF-2 to EF-5 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale which correlates wind speed and damage.

    Another historical aspect surrounds the single tornado that moved through Tuscaloosa and Birmingham. This was the same storm and same tornado. At times it was reportedly more than a mile wide.

    Initial estimates have rated this as a rare EF-5 tornado with wind speeds well over 200 mph and it will possibly go down in history as the most powerful tornado ever recorded. That would surpass the Oklahoma City (Moore) tornado of 1999.

    The Tuscaloosa/Birmingham Tornado may have also set a new length of track record with an estimated path on the ground of between 180 and 225 miles.

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    Obamas Survey Alabama Storm Damage, Offer Condolences to Victims

    Historirc Tornado

    Individual tornadoes usually do not stay on the ground for a very long time. But the National Severe Storms Laboratory says the area may have been hit by a rare single, long-ranging twister that formed in Mississippi and travelled 300 miles to batter Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, southwestern Tennessee, Georgia, Virginia and Kentucky.

    If that is true, the twister would be one of the longest-lasting on record, rivaling a 1925 tornado that raged for 219 miles. Early estimates show the tornado was at least an EF4 as it blew through Tuscaloosa.

    Five other EF4 tornadoes struck across the region, according to the National Weather Service, including one with estimated winds of 175 mph that occurred in Catoosa County, Georgia, flattening the town of Ringgold and killing at least eight.

    Official storm damage assessments indicate the strongest tornado, likely an EF5 with winds of 205 miles per hour, hit Smithville, Miss., Wednesday, leaving a three-mile-long path of destruction that left at least 14 dead and 40 injured.

    In total, there were 211 reported tornadoes across 14 states between Wednesday and Thursday mornings, according to NOAA -- a new record for one storm system.

    "These were the most intense super-cell thunderstorms that I think anybody who was out there forecasting has ever seen," meteorologist Greg Carbin of the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center told the Associated Press."

    This might be Obama's Katrina. Public services, including police, fire & rescue are practically nonexistant at the moment in many small communites that took a direct hit, though luckily there is no violence or looting, the worst affected areas being majority White but with significant Negro minorities. And there is a lot of volunteerism (aka White people reaction in times of crisis) taking up the void. But if FEMA doesn't step up quickly, especially in regards to temporary housing, maybe we can say with some irony "Obama doesn't care about White people".

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