Deadly Southern Storms
April 16, 2011 by staff
Authorities on Saturday said seven people had died in the U.S. Alabama, seven in Arkansas, two in Oklahoma and one in Mississippi.
Of the seven people in Arkansas on Friday, three were children, while the two in Oklahoma, killed on Thursday night, were sisters, authorities said.
Six of the seven fatalities in Arkansas occur when uprooted trees smashed into homes, John Robinson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service said.
One person was reported dead in Mississippi, on Saturday, where tornadoes have damaged dozens of homes and businesses.
The storms, some severe, is expected Saturday in the Panhandle of Florida through eastern and southern Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia, according to weather.com, while the danger of fire continues Plains dry south.
Tornadoes kill people in the United States each year.
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