Thursday, April 28, 2011
tornadoes killed 230 in the south
deadly tornadoes rips throw southern states alabama was hard hit with huge tornadoes an strung storms killing 128 people in alabama along an Trees are sheared off as debris scatters Alabama 13 after a tornado struck on April 27 in Phil Campbell, Ala.Residents survey the destruction after a tornado hit Pratt City, Ala. just north of downtown Birmingham, Ala., on April 27. The widespread destruction caused Gov. Robert Bentley to declare a state of emergency by midday, saying tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, hail, and straight-line winds caused damage to "numerous homes and businesses" in Alabama.