Thu April 28, 2011
The Two-Way

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.

Virginia: Eight people have been killed, according to Gov. Bob McDonnell, who's declared a state of emergency. The Washington Post reports more than 50 people are hurt.

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/.