SOUTHERN NIGHTMARE … Deadly Tornadoes Rip Apart the South Killing 194 & 128 in Alabama

 

Please say a prayer for the folks in the South that were devastated by tornadoes yesterday. The pictures coming out of the devastation from the Southeast are beyond words.

Massive and deadly tornadoes and thunderstorms tore through the South killing a reported 178 194 people and 128 in Alabama alone. The state of Tennessee is reporting that 15 people have died and in Virginia 8 people died as a result of the horrible and relentless weather. The rain and wind kept coming and would not stop. The tornadoes that hit Alabama stayed on the ground for a reported 2 hours, 1.5 miles wide and laid waste to every thing in its path.

More reports and pictures of the devastation from Georgia.

It can only be described as a complete and total catastrophe. There were a reported 164 tornado sightings and this has unofficially the deadliest tornado day in the United States since 310 people lost their lives on April 3, 1974.

The AP has reported that a total of 194 have died in 5 Southern states.

Dozens of tornadoes spawned by a powerful storm system wiped out entire towns across a wide swath of the South, killing at least 194 people, and officials said Thursday they expect the death toll to rise.

Alabama’s state emergency management agency said it had confirmed 128 deaths, while there were 32 in Mississippi, 15 in Tennessee, 11 in Georgia and eight in Virginia.

The National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., said it received 137 tornado reports around the regions into Wednesday night.

Tornadoes in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

 

More VIDEO from Tuscaloosa and you can hear the fear of the individual taking it. Words cannot even describe the size and devastation that these storms caused. More pics can be found at CNN. A State of Emergency has been declared by the Governor of Alabama.

UPDATE I: Nuclear power plants had to be shut down.

Sadly so many have died and the death toll is only going to rise as searches sift the the ruins. Please say a prayer and help the victims of this deadly storm.

More VIDEO of the deadly Twisters.



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    9 Responses to “SOUTHERN NIGHTMARE … Deadly Tornadoes Rip Apart the South Killing 194 & 128 in Alabama”

    1. Dolf on April 28th, 2011 9:14 am

      Strenth to those involved.

    2. chris cane on April 28th, 2011 5:29 pm

      Please contribute to the Red Cross. Their presence in the Tuscaloosa area has been a genuine ray of hope for everyone whose lives have been devastated by this tragedy. Please help them continue to provide their wonderful assistance to all who are suffering the loss of their loved ones, homes, and possessions. Many students, away from home and their families, have lost their apartments and all their clothes, shoes, and other belongings. Please find a way to help.

    3. Michelle Smith on April 28th, 2011 5:30 pm

      Prayers to the families. We had some horrendous weather roll through here for three days. I was so glad to see the sun shining today.

      Massive flooding and tornado outbreaks like we haven’t seen in decades.

      Horrifying

    4. Tamikosmom on April 28th, 2011 7:37 pm

      Hubby and were just watching the coverage of this disastic on CNN.

      What a heartbreaking nightmare!!

    5. Tamikosmom on April 28th, 2011 7:56 pm

      My DIL just received a response to a text she sent a friend this morning … a friend who lives a short distance away from Birmingham. She learned that the Salvation Army and Red Cross were the first charity responders on the scene of this morning disaster offering whatever assistance was required.

    6. Dolf on April 29th, 2011 1:38 am

      The Red Cross does where the UN fails.

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