Tornadoes kills scores in five southern States

| 28/04/2011

(Bloomberg): Tornado watches were posted from Georgiato Maryland today after a series of lethal storms tore through the U.S. Southeast and cut power to a nuclear plant. At least 178 people were killed in five states, with Alabama hardest-hit, as high winds tore apart homes and businesses, the Associated Press reported. About 300,000 people were without power. It may have been the deadliest single day for tornadoes in the U.S. since April 3, 1974, when 310 people died, according to AccuWeather Inc. Severe weather and heavy rain are likely along the East Coast today, although “I don’t think we are going to see the mass outbreak of tornadoes that we saw yesterday,” said Tom Kines, a senior meteorologist at AccuWeather in State College, Pennsylvania.

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