Tornadoes and storms rip through South,
at least 284 dead
April-28-2011--The aftermath of overnight tornadoes show destroyed homes and vehicles in Pratt City, a suburb of Birmingham, Alabama, Tornadoes and violent storms ripped through seven southern states, killing at least 284 people in the country's deadliest series of twisters in nearly four decades.
The clusters of powerful tornadoes -- more than 160 reported in total -- combined with storms to cut a swath of destruction heading west to east over several days. In some areas, whole neighborhoods were flattened, cars flipped over and trees and power lines felled, leaving tangled wreckage.
Video: Tornadoes Devastate South, Killing at Least 250
Southern storms batter Alabama as weather system produces deadly tornadoes
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