Thu
Apr 28 2011
07:10 am


Tusculoosa Alabama

Massive storms moved through the South last night claiming more than 170 lives, most in Alabama which was hardest hit. There are six reported fatalities in Tennessee. Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee have all declared a state of emergency.

Locally:

KNS: East Tennessee hit by rain, hail, multiple tornadoes
WBIR: East Tennessee wakes up to massive storm damage
WATE: Severe weather pounds East Tennessee
Chattanooga: Deadly day of storms

Alabama:

Birmingham: Day of devastation in Alabama
Anniston: Residents search for survivors, bodies
Tuscaloosa: AFTERMATH: Accounts of the Tuscaloosa tornado

Other reports:

AP: South storm death toll climbs
CNN: Storms rip across the South

ALSO: AP photos by state

UPDATE: The Weather Channel says the storm's death toll has now reached 249, with 162 in Alabama, 33 in Tennessee, 32 in Mississippi, 14 in Georgia, and 8 in Virginia. This is the 3rd deadliest outbreak since the 1930s.

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