At Least 251 Dead in Storms Across South, 162 in Alabama Alone

At Least 251 Dead in Storms Across South

A deadly tornado stretching a mile wide tore through downtown
Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Wednesday evening, destroying homes and
buildings and bringing further damage to a region already
battered by storms.

Across the state, at least 162 people were killed by storms on
Wednesday alone, said Valerie Hayes, a spokeswoman for the
Alabama Emergency Management Agency. But that number did not
include any deaths from Tuscaloosa, where 15 people were
confirmed dead by the mayor’s office and 100 were said to be
injured, The Tuscaloosa News reported. Earlier in the day,
with the damage spreading and the death toll rising, Gov.
Robert Bentley declared a state of emergency. And The
Associated Press reported that across the South, storms
Wednesday killed 11 people in Mississippi, two in Georgia and
one in Tennessee.

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Deaths reported by county:

  • Bibb 1
  • Calhoun 6
  • Cullman: 2
  • Dekalb 30
  • Elmore 5
  • Fayette 2
  • Franklin 18
  • Hale 4
  • Jackson 8
  • Jefferson 14
  • Lawrence 12
  • Limestone 3
  • Madison 7
  • Marion 3
  • Marshall 5
  • St. Clair 13
  • Tuscaloosa 15
  • Walker 14

Missing people reports by county:

  • Elmore 1
  • Fayette 1
  • Jackson 3
  • Marshall 1

Deaths by state:

  • Alabama: 162
  • Mississippi: 32
  • Tennessee: 32
  • Georgia: 13
  • Virginia: 8
  • Kentucky: 1

via Following the Disaster |


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