45 Dead As Catastrophic Tornadoes Strikes Across US

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At least 45 people were killed as a powerful storm whipped up dozens of tornadoes that firstly destroyed Oklahoma on Thursday evening (April 14, 2011) and then hit through Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama and North Carolina on Friday (April 15, 2011) before petering out in Virginia on Saturday night (April 16, 2011).

The worst tornadoes in more than two decades caused severe consequences and heavy casualties for southern US states. Two residents in Tushka (Oklahoma), twenty-three in Raleigh (capital of worst-hit North Carolina), seven in Alabama, seven in Arkansas, four in Virginia, and one in Mississippi have been reported lost their lives.

The natural disaster also wiped out a small town of Tushka, stripped roofs off houses, tossed mobile homes into the air, scattered tractor-trailers across highways and damaged power lines.


An image of tornadoes hit southern US states

An image of tornadoes hit southern US states


According to a spokeswoman from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Raleigh, it is the worst storm, tornado-wise since 1984, when the most destructive tornadoes in more than a century with twisters swept through Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia, left 57 dead and injured more than 1,000.


North Carolina is the state that suffered the most devastated consequences

North Carolina is the state that suffered the most devastated consequences


More than 60 homes in North Carolina were destroyed and more than 400 others sustained heavy damage

More than 60 homes in North Carolina were destroyed and more than 400 others sustained heavy damage


A state of emergency was announced on Saturday (April 16, 2011) by the governor to take ease federal funds for what is promisingly a long and painful recovery. The tornadoes had been contributed by three major factors, a powerful jet stream, abundant moisture and a strong cold front plowing across the South.


A tremendous amount of property had been damage

A tremendous amount of property had been damage


It is feared the damage will run into the billions of dollars

It is feared the damage will run into the billions of dollars


A man poses photos of destroyed houses

A man poses photos of destroyed houses


Rescuers are trying to look for victims of the natural disaster

Rescuers are trying to look for victims of the natural disaster


Falling trees snapped power lines and came crashing down on cars and houses

Falling trees snapped power lines and came crashing down on cars and houses

 

 

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This article was published on 2011/04/18
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