Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Severe weather kills 27 in MId South

Photo from USA Today - Gassville, Arkansas

From CNN...

"Tornadoes that roared through parts of Arkansas, Kentucky and Tennessee killed at least 27 people and injured nearly 100 more Tuesday night, authorities said. The storms prompted the early closures of polling places, damaged a university, a shopping mall, a retirement home and a hospital. Tornadoes trapped people in damaged buildings and one ignited a fire that sent flames shooting hundreds of feet into the night sky. "Rescue crews are going to go all night long," said Matt DeCample, a spokesman for the Arkansas governor. "Until daylight comes, we're really not going to know the scope of things."

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