Two hundred, yes 200 tornados are to of hit six southern states in two day in the USA
In one of the worst outbreaks of tornados to hit the south of the United States in the country’s history, the death toll has risen to three hundred and forty. On Tuesday and Wednesday, over two hundred tornados were reported across six southern states. Alabama has been the worst hit state and has had a visit from the US president Barak Obama, who said he had never seen such devastation.
President Obama was in Tuscaloosa which was hit by a mile wide tornado on Wednesday. In Alabama alone, more than two hundred and fifty people lost their lives, most on Wednesday.
There are as many as a million businesses and homes without power in the state. Because of the overall death toll across the southern states, it has been classed as the second deadliest outbreak of tornados in the United States history.
The highest death toll ever was when seven hundred and forty seven people were killed in storms through Indiana, Illinois and Missouri which happened in March 1925. The Governor of Alabama said that he expected more bodies to be found in the days ahead. Tornados and storms have also caused deaths in Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky, Louisiana, Georgia and in Virginia where a state of emergency is still in place.
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