Severe Weather Slams South

A major outbreak of tornadoes across Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama and Mississippi left 54 persons dead and more than 150 injured on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. Thousands were left without power and over 50 tornadoes swept through the region.
The Associated Press reported that the death toll was the highest in an outbreak of tornadoes since 76 people were killed in Pennsylvania and Ohio on May 31, 1985. Forecasters indicate this was one of the worst February outbreaks on record. President Bush planned a visit Friday to Tennessee, the hardest hit of five states where residents were trying to salvage what they could from homes reduced to piles of debris.

You must be logged in to post comments.

Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:

Read Comments

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
  • by Sara Location: South Carolina on Mar 17, 2008 at 09:37 AM
    i want to know what ya'll think is gonna happen to Soth Carolina this year we are not that industrialized like other states so when we get hit we get hit please tell me what you think is the probability of dangerous weather this year.

275 E. Arlington Blvd. Greenville, NC 27858 252-439-7777
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 15382666 -
Gray Television, Inc.