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Storm Death Toll Rises to 173 in the South
FNC ^ | April 28, 2011 | FNC

Posted on 04/28/2011 4:25:28 AM PDT by LRS

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The death toll from severe storms that roared across the South has risen to 173 across five states with Alabama and Mississippi each reporting increases in the number of deaths in their states.

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KEYWORDS: deathtoll; tornado; weather
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Sadly, it is still early...
1 posted on 04/28/2011 4:25:32 AM PDT by LRS
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To: LRS

Agreed...the light of day will reveal still more death and destruction...


2 posted on 04/28/2011 4:26:58 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: LRS
God bless...

An American Expat in Southeast Asia

3 posted on 04/28/2011 4:28:10 AM PDT by expatguy (Donations Keep The Expat Fueled !)
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To: who knows what evil?

Unreal devastation...


4 posted on 04/28/2011 4:29:39 AM PDT by LRS ("This is silly! It can't be! It can't be!!" "Oh yes it is! I said you wouldn't know the joint.")
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To: expatguy
Red States = White House won't even care.

Probably a good day to Golf.

5 posted on 04/28/2011 4:29:39 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: scooby321

Prayers for all dealing with the aftermath of the tornadoes, especially for those in Tuscaloosa and Birmingham.


6 posted on 04/28/2011 4:34:36 AM PDT by Jemian
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To: LRS

Will the magnitude of this tragedy force Hussein’s handlers to make him show up and see the devastation? They have already told him to sign a disaster declaration...or, will he follow his normal mode and just go golfing and fund raising?


7 posted on 04/28/2011 4:35:31 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: LRS

May God rest the souls of those lost, and bring comfort to those who remain.

Tatt


8 posted on 04/28/2011 4:36:49 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." DorothyBernard)
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To: scooby321
Even worse, it's the Bible Belt. Hussein is probably overjoyed.

9 posted on 04/28/2011 4:45:31 AM PDT by TSgt (Colonel Allen West & Michele Bachman - 2012 POTUS Dream Team Ticket!)
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April 3/4, 1974 had been the benchmark for me. This even blows (no pun intended) that storm outbreak away. This is Greensburg, Kansas multiplied. Unbelievable disaster...
10 posted on 04/28/2011 4:48:45 AM PDT by LRS ("This is silly! It can't be! It can't be!!" "Oh yes it is! I said you wouldn't know the joint.")
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Say...wonder how he did with his fundraising in NY last night? /extreme sarcasm


11 posted on 04/28/2011 4:49:47 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: scooby321
Probably a good day to Golf.

It's a tragic day for Obama - the same system that devastated the south will trigger thunderstorms in the DC area, so the Secret Service will undoubtedly have to break the news to TOTUS that he can't go on the golf course today.

Oh, the humanity!

12 posted on 04/28/2011 4:53:29 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: LRS
This has to be among the most deadly spate of tornadoes since the infamous Super Outbreak that killed between 315 and 330 persons on April 3-4, 1974.
13 posted on 04/28/2011 4:55:30 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: LRS

Is this today’s storm thread? Waiting for news from family & friends in the south..

scary stuff


14 posted on 04/28/2011 4:56:42 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: RayChuang88
Yep. This is one for the history books. The scope is unreal Greensburgh multiplied.!
15 posted on 04/28/2011 4:58:40 AM PDT by LRS ("This is silly! It can't be! It can't be!!" "Oh yes it is! I said you wouldn't know the joint.")
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To: RayChuang88
148 confirmed tornadoes with 315–330 fatalities

16 posted on 04/28/2011 4:58:41 AM PDT by TSgt (Colonel Allen West & Michele Bachman - 2012 POTUS Dream Team Ticket!)
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To: LRS

Prayers out for those to the west, SW of NC. We were hammered the week before last, but not as widespread, damaging or loss of life as this this.


17 posted on 04/28/2011 5:00:04 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: DollyCali

Prayers for them. Hope they made it...


18 posted on 04/28/2011 5:00:15 AM PDT by LRS ("This is silly! It can't be! It can't be!!" "Oh yes it is! I said you wouldn't know the joint.")
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To: RayChuang88

The thing of it for me, is that in 1974, we were ignorant when it came to these supuer outbreaks, which raised the death toll. With tech advances, people yesterday had warning, but the size and endurance of these storms was unreal.


19 posted on 04/28/2011 5:05:47 AM PDT by LRS ("This is silly! It can't be! It can't be!!" "Oh yes it is! I said you wouldn't know the joint.")
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To: LRS
Sometimes, even a basement isn't safe...

20 posted on 04/28/2011 5:25:10 AM PDT by TSgt (Colonel Allen West & Michele Bachman - 2012 POTUS Dream Team Ticket!)
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To: LRS

I’m getting confused on the numbers being used by the news media. Is this an accumulation over a couple days or just this outbreak of storms yesterday?
The news loves to sensationalize for the sake of headlines.


21 posted on 04/28/2011 5:27:55 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: TSgt
About the 1974 storm, I was living in Cincy, and was working overtime, and didn't know what was going on, until I left for home. They hit the Civil Defense sirens, which had not been done before except for air raid drills, and then I see this funnel cloud pass overhead. Just as I got home, I got stuck in the car as the largest hail stones I had ever seen started pounding around me. When a break came, I ran inside, the local TV channels started explaining what was happening, and the rest of the night was spent hunkering in the basement.

Now, if the population and its distribution back then been similar to today's, the loss of life would have probably been even more horrific, for people were ignorant at the time. Advances in Radar, better communications, and education of the public is so much better today because of the lessons learned in 1974, and those things saved lives yesterday...

22 posted on 04/28/2011 5:32:41 AM PDT by LRS ("This is silly! It can't be! It can't be!!" "Oh yes it is! I said you wouldn't know the joint.")
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To: nuconvert

I know what you mean about the numbers. I take it they are saying that was just yesterday’s toll. They were just saying that the Alabama EF5 storm traveled 200 miles!


23 posted on 04/28/2011 5:37:19 AM PDT by LRS ("This is silly! It can't be! It can't be!!" "Oh yes it is! I said you wouldn't know the joint.")
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To: LRS

My parents often talk about that tornado. I was -2 then. ;)

Weather radios should be as mandatory as smoke detectors.


24 posted on 04/28/2011 5:44:45 AM PDT by TSgt (Colonel Allen West & Michele Bachman - 2012 POTUS Dream Team Ticket!)
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To: LRS

FNC now updated deaths to 193. Tuscaloosa Tornado was a long tracker and on the ground for two hundred miles+.


25 posted on 04/28/2011 5:50:24 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232
Tuscaloosa Tornado was a long tracker and on the ground for two hundred miles+.

That is right up there with the Tri-State tornado that was on the ground 219 miles.

Sadly, I would not be surprised if the death toll tops 400. There are so many collapsed buildings that it will take rescue workers some time to check them all.

26 posted on 04/28/2011 5:54:21 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: TSgt
My family will tell you, that I am usually the first one to point out, that it is hard to say present day storms are more numerous or severe because in days of yore, these storms didn't get reported on like today's do, because things happened back then where people were not around, and the science is better today, etc.

But occasionally special things happen. The Super Outbreak of 1974 was one of those special days, and the Super Outbreak yesterday was another one of those historical moments....

27 posted on 04/28/2011 5:57:04 AM PDT by LRS ("This is silly! It can't be! It can't be!!" "Oh yes it is! I said you wouldn't know the joint.")
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To: dirtboy

The weather guy, Rick, on FNC is saying 220 miles but that number is not yet confirmed by NWS.


28 posted on 04/28/2011 5:58:47 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: LRS

It’s just unbelieveable. Yet the media has invested so much money in reporting the royal wedding that it’s hard to get much information


29 posted on 04/28/2011 6:12:54 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: LRS
Now, if the population and its distribution back then been similar to today's, the loss of life would have probably been even more horrific, for people were ignorant at the time. Advances in Radar, better communications, and education of the public is so much better today because of the lessons learned in 1974, and those things saved lives yesterday...

However, some of these storms plowed right through major population areas.

And if you are in a building hit by an EF-5 and you are not below ground in a basement or shelter, you are potentially in harm's way, even if you are sheltering in an interior closet. That is what we are seeing now in the rising death tolls.

30 posted on 04/28/2011 6:26:51 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: LRS
April 3/4, 1974 had been the benchmark for me

I lost my 86 year old grandma in that one. She was crocheting in a sunroom that's under the trailer..

I just happened to run across this picture of her house a couple years ago on a site dedicated to the storms that day

Photobucket

31 posted on 04/28/2011 6:28:57 AM PDT by digger48
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To: All

death toll now over 200


32 posted on 04/28/2011 6:34:05 AM PDT by janetjanet998
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To: LRS

Some of the watches here are wrong they are listed as tornado warnings when I sit in that city and we don’t even have a Tstorm or tornado watch yet.

http://kamala.cod.edu/svr/


33 posted on 04/28/2011 6:44:46 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (If Obama announced his resignation that would probably bring gas to $2.30 within an hour.)
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To: LRS

Looks like Fox must have gotten an earful about not covering this story and they’ve finally decided to concentrate on it more.


34 posted on 04/28/2011 7:09:35 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

The scale of this may just be sitting in.


35 posted on 04/28/2011 7:16:25 AM PDT by LRS ("This is silly! It can't be! It can't be!!" "Oh yes it is! I said you wouldn't know the joint.")
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To: dirtboy

Has the idiot-in-chief made any kind of formal statement regarding this tragedy? I haven’t heard of one. Both of the Reagan made statements. The Bushes made them. Clinton, too. Still waiting for Barry to leave the golf course long enough to show faux concern for those of us in the hard hit southern red states (insert sound of crickets chirpping).


36 posted on 04/28/2011 9:21:00 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (In Memphis on January 20, 2009, pump price were $1.49. We all know what happened after that.)
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To: LRS
Yeah, those storms and straight-line winds were no joke.

Good to see the sun again. Almost forgot what sunshine looked like.


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37 posted on 04/28/2011 10:27:11 AM PDT by rdb3 (Knowledge without God only produces an intellectual barbarian.)
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To: NCC-1701

To be fair the idiot is going to Alabama tomorrow to visit Tuscaloosa and Cullman.


38 posted on 04/28/2011 10:34:57 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: All

I think they just reported that the death toll is now at 246...


39 posted on 04/28/2011 10:44:09 AM PDT by LRS ("This is silly! It can't be! It can't be!!" "Oh yes it is! I said you wouldn't know the joint.")
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To: Red_Devil 232

You can see in some of the videos of that Tornado where it didn’t move...it just hung in one area...it was like a giant beast tramping thru those communities...awful stuff spinning with it.

It’s almost unbelievable on the ground for that many miles!


40 posted on 04/28/2011 11:01:17 AM PDT by caww
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To: Wyatt's Torch

Well, now we know what it takes to get THE 1 off the golf course and take care of business. Looks like 173 deaths will do that to the usurper-in-chief.


41 posted on 04/28/2011 11:06:26 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (In Memphis on January 20, 2009, pump price were $1.49. We all know what happened after that.)
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To: Wyatt's Torch
Lets not be too fair about his visit...let's be clear about his visit to Alabama....he's 'popping by' on his way to the Space Shuttle Flight for the PR moment with the senator's wife who got shot...her husband is on that flight. So no I will not give him credit for a "pop" by....
42 posted on 04/28/2011 11:09:48 AM PDT by caww
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To: NCC-1701

see post 42...things are not always what they seem. The guys on his way to the Space Shuttle Flight...PR moment with the Senetor who got shot.


43 posted on 04/28/2011 11:11:48 AM PDT by caww
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To: Wyatt's Torch

Maybe the idiot-n-cheif will urge the victims to buy a new Volt...


44 posted on 04/28/2011 11:12:02 AM PDT by LRS ("This is silly! It can't be! It can't be!!" "Oh yes it is! I said you wouldn't know the joint.")
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To: caww
The guys on his way to the Space Shuttle Flight...PR moment with the Senetor who got shot.

Good point!

45 posted on 04/28/2011 11:15:40 AM PDT by LRS ("This is silly! It can't be! It can't be!!" "Oh yes it is! I said you wouldn't know the joint.")
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Looks like Hussein’s handlers have told him to go to Alabama.

Let’s now see if he is received as the Messiah.


46 posted on 04/28/2011 11:47:12 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: LRS
Anytime Obama plans anything that sounds like it's the right thing to do you have to look at what else is going on that is generally his real reason...the right thing just gets tacked on as an after thought. He will never do anything unless it stands to gain him a favorable light..I'm sure he'll be at the Senators side...but Alabama visit is an after thought...but it'll look good in the media he showed up. Can you imagine, with the clean-up they have, the disruption his security will cause in added difficulty for these people?
47 posted on 04/28/2011 11:58:17 AM PDT by caww
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To: Recovering_Democrat

MSNBC is making a big ado about Obamas visit to the Space Shuttle.....and the Senators prescense there..with her nurse and so on. It’s once again all about them. More than a PR moment...it’ll be used to play on the emotions of the general public.


48 posted on 04/28/2011 12:01:06 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww

268 deaths just reported on CNN


49 posted on 04/28/2011 12:31:17 PM PDT by jhpigott (North Korea - The land of lousy options)
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To: caww
...will cause in added difficulty for these people?

Which is why I actually object to these Presidential visits during a disaster recovery. The locals have enough to do! However, it was the left/MSM that turned such things into an issue when they berated Bush following Katrina.

50 posted on 04/28/2011 12:39:34 PM PDT by LRS ("This is silly! It can't be! It can't be!!" "Oh yes it is! I said you wouldn't know the joint.")
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