Latest Numbers On Tornado Deaths And Damage In Six States

Apr 28, 2011

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