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Latest Numbers On Tornado Deaths And Damage In Six States
At least 213 people are dead because of the violent storms pounding the South and pushing into the Mid-Atlantic. Here's what we know so far:
Alabama: Gov. Robert Bentley says 131 people died in his state because of the horrific storms and he expects the number of deaths to rise. One million people lack power.
Georgia: 11 people have died, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. An emergency agency spokeswoman says the death toll is 'fluid' and expected to rise as northern parts of Georgia suffered heavy destruction.
Kentucky: One person has died, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.
Mississippi: 32 people have died, according to the Jackson Clarion-Ledger. At least 86 people are hurt following several tornadoes. Mississippi emergency officials call the tremendous damage 'historic' - it's spread across 50 counties.
Tennessee: 30 people have died, according to The Tennessean, which says eastern Tennessee was very hard hit.
On Monday, violent storms hammered the South, killing 10 people in Arkansas; the town of Vilonia was nearly wiped out by a tornado. Copyright 2011 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.