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Alabama Death Toll Jumps to 128 After Storms, Miss. Up to 32: Update- now 173

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posted on Apr, 28 2011 @ 06:05 AM

Alabama Death Toll Jumps to 128 After Storms, Mississippi Count Up to 32

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Fierce storms obliterated large swaths of land from Mississippi to Georgia, wiping out homes and businesses, causing a nuclear power plant to use backup generators and even forcing the evacuation of a National Weather Service office.

The death toll was staggering -- at least 85 people killed in five states, including 61 in Alabama alone, a number that was likely to increase.

One of the hardest-hit areas was Tuscaloosa, a city of more than 83,000 and home to the University of Alabama. The city's police and other emergency services were devastated, the mayor said, and
(visit the link for the full news article)

edit on 4/28/2011 by anon72 because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 28 2011 @ 06:05 AM
Pray for them. I can't believe so many died!!

With all the tech and info we have today. Hell, more people are dying now than before we had all the tech, it seems.

Maybe just because I am in the Here and Now. But, come on.

Maybe people in that area didn't take things seriously?

Anyone from that area that can tell us what kind of notices went out and when?

Someone or some group responsible for notifications may have errored.?

Time will tell.
(visit the link for the full news article)

posted on Apr, 28 2011 @ 06:08 AM
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Southern Storms' Death Toll Hits 173

posted on Apr, 28 2011 @ 06:33 AM
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Yea last night was really bad. Even here in Downtown Atlanta things weren't looking too good for a little while. We had the high winds but thankfully the tornadoes kept futher west. Praying for the families of those lost.

posted on Apr, 28 2011 @ 07:56 AM
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By buddy lives near Atlanta and listening to him, it sounds like that area has been beat up pretty bad by the weather this year also.

I have been looking for reasons why so many died. I can only guess that it took most-if not all-by surprise-in a more odd way than what they are use to.

I sometimes complain about the area I live in but to be honest, I have it pretty good. Knowing what we know, there is no way you could get me to live in Tornado Alley or close to it.

posted on Apr, 28 2011 @ 08:21 AM
Death toll now 202 in 6 states including 8 deaths in Virginia.

Man,this is some crazy weather.We are lucky so far,just near record flooding here.
Prayers to all those affected.

posted on Apr, 28 2011 @ 08:44 AM
Here in East Tn we had tornadoes, floods, and several accounts of baseball sized hail. One super cell dumped over 1ft of hail. Worst day of weather I have ever seen.

posted on Apr, 28 2011 @ 09:11 AM
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Wow, 202. Didn't see that.

Thanks for the update.

I think this one will go down as a case study on how to take Warning/Watches Reports more seriously. This is just crazy in today world of weather knowledge. IMO

posted on Apr, 28 2011 @ 09:56 AM
What a terrible event, Tenn is being hit to and 24 have been killed there,

Update on this though

President Obama sends FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate to Alabama to meet with Gov. Bentley and other officials

posted on Apr, 28 2011 @ 10:34 AM
The death toll is now over 200. Here are some news links:

The Browns Ferry nuclear power plant about 30 miles west of Huntsville lost offsite power. The Tennessee Valley Authority-owned plant had to use seven diesel generators to power the plant's three units. The safety systems operated as needed

at least 213 dead
Ala. governor: State has 'massive destruction of property,' up to 1 million without power

Tornado death toll from storms’ magnitude, not lack of preparation, officials say: E_blog.html

This is very much a developing situation. More storms are forming as we speak.

News says State of Emergency now also declared in Maryland.

Also, perhaps OP should edit the title to reflect that this is now crossing six states.
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posted on Apr, 28 2011 @ 12:00 PM
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Thank you for the info updates.

I can't edit the post/thread now.

I thought they would say it wasn't them. Expected.

What I thing is more on the citizens. They should have took more note and been watchful.

From the one Radar shot I saw, I would have been bunkered down deeped.

Anyway, we'll continue to learn and hopefully avoid such tragedy in the future.

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