Tornado doomsday: 127 twisters drop from the skies- 64 dead

April 27, 2011 – TUSCALOOSA, AL – Another devastating, deadly tornado outbreak is under way across Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee with large, long-track tornadoes touching down. As of 7:40 p.m. EDT, there have been 127 reports of tornadoes, according to the Storm Prediction Center. Most of these tornadoes have touched down in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. A very large tornado touched down in Tuscaloosa, Ala. after 6 p.m. EDT with “complete devastation” being reported on 15th Street and McFarland Boulevard, according to Businesses and apartment buildings have reportedly been completely destroyed. Local media has reported three fatalities in a tornado in Kemper County, Miss. Mobile homes were damaged and destroyed with a large number of trees down, preventing emergency workers from reaching the area. CNN reported that a tornado may have struck the Cullman Regional Medical Center in northern Alabama earlier today. This is an extremely dangerous situation with serious concern for loss of life and property. All people in the path of these thunderstorms need to get to a safe shelter immediately if a tornado or severe thunderstorm warning is issued. Tornadoes will continue ripping through areas from eastern Mississippi into central and northern Alabama, far northwestern Georgia and Tennessee this evening. More tornadoes could be large, long-tracking and strong, ranking equal to or higher than EF3. “If strong tornadoes like this hit any populated area, they could result in complete destruction,” warned Meteorologist Heather Buchman. Many of these same areas were just hit during last night’s tornado outbreak, which prompted Alabama Governor Robert Bentley to declare a state of emergency. –Accuweather


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