Twister claims lives in Alabama and Tennessee

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

February 6, 2008

LAFAYETTE, Tenn. (AP) -- The destruction from a storm that
spawned swarms of tornadoes is becoming more apparent Wednesday morning
as crews search door-to-door for victims.
Officials in Alabama report at least four people killed in the
northern part of the state. Hundreds more are injured.
The twisters tore the roof from a shopping mall, battered mobile
homes and laid waste to warehouses in their five-state rampage.
The coroner in Arkansas says two adults and their 11-year-old
child were killed when their home "took a direct hit" from the
storm. Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe plans to tour the town where
they lived.
In Memphis, Tennessee, high winds collapsed the roof of a Sears
store at a mall. In Mississippi, the Desoto County Sheriff's
Department says a twister shredded warehouses in an industrial
park.
Emergency officials say the victims include 24 people in
Tennessee, 13 in Arkansas and seven in Kentucky, in addition to the
four in Alabama.

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