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At least 300 killed by US tornadoes

Washington , Fri, 29 Apr 2011 ANI

Washington, Apr. 29 (ANI): At least 300 people have been reported killed in a wave of storms moved across the South of North America, said to be the worst in 37 years.


There is rubble lying around from Mississippi to Virginia in the nation's deadliest natural disaster since Hurricane Katrina.


There were 164 tornadoes reported by the National Weather Service on April 27.


Alabama took the most brutal pounding, the entire state scarred by a monster funnel cloud that crossed the state on a track that struck Tuscaloosa head on and chewed through the Birmingham suburbs before exiting into Georgia.


At least 194 Alabamans lost their lives.


President Obama called the damage "nothing short of catastrophic," and said that he will tour the devastated region Friday before going to Florida for the space shuttle launch.


According to the Washington Post, meteorologists are on the ground examining the damage in an attempt to get a precise handle on the number of distinct tornadoes and their intensity.


There were widespread reports of damaged trees. The storms caused flight delays of up to 90 minutes at Reagan National and Dulles International airports.


What seems certain is that this was the worst day for twisters in America since Richard Nixon was in the White House. (ANI)


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