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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

More Than 70 Dead in Massive Southern U.S. Tornado Outbreak

There are reported to be 15 people dead in Tuscaloosa when a massive tornado roared through the south part of that western Alabama city late Wednesday afternoon.

The Associated Press reports a total of 72 people have died in a massive tornado outbreak in Alabama- Mississippi- Tenessee- Georgia and Virginia.

Tornadoes were still occurring as of 10 p.m. CDT Wednesday night as severe storms approached Metro Atlanta GA..

Around 8:30 p.m. Kansas City time- a tornado has reportedly caused severe damage with people trapped in homes and businesses in Ringgold GA..

Ringgold is about 20 miles southeast of Chattanooga TN..

In addition to Tuscaloosa- Cullman Alabama was also hard hit when a large tornado roared into the downtown area.

At least 1 death is reported in Cullman.

The following video was shot near Philadelphia Mississippi.

More views from various videographers of the Tuscaloosa tornado...

The next video shows the Tuscaloosa tornado approaching western and northwestern Birmingham.

More images and additional videos on this later CSW post.


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