Tornado Victims of 2011
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Tornado of April 2011 Victims Obituary

Preston, Mississippi (AP Photo)
Preston, Mississippi (AP Photo)
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Dozens of tornadoes ripped through the South on Wednesday, April 27, flattening homes and businesses and killing more than 300 people in six states in the second-deadliest outbreak in U.S. history.

The storms came on the heels of another system that killed 10 people in Arkansas and one in Mississippi earlier in the week.

As day broke Thursday, people in hard-hit Alabama surveyed flattened, debris-strewn neighborhoods and told of pulling bodies from rubble after the storms passed Wednesday afternoon and evening.

The storm system spread destruction from Texas to New York, where dozens of roads were flooded or washed out.

The governors of Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia each issued emergency declarations for parts of their states.

President Barack Obama said he had spoken with Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley and approved his request for emergency federal assistance.

"Our hearts go out to all those who have been affected by this devastation, and we commend the heroic efforts of those who have been working tirelessly to respond to this disaster," Obama said in a statement.

Copyright © 2011 The Associated Press
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