BREAKING NEWS: State-by-state damage report of storms that rumbled through Alabama today
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 6, 2008
The Associated Press
(AP) &045; State-by-state look at deaths and damage caused by a string of tornadoes that tore across the South:
ALABAMA: At least three people killed in Lawrence County and a fourth died in Jackson County. An apparent tornado damaged eight homes in Walker County, and a pregnant woman suffered a broken arm when a trailer home was tossed by the winds, according to the county’s emergency management director.
ARKANSAS: At least 13 people killed, including parents and their 11-year-old daughter in Atkins, about 60 miles northwest of Little Rock. Their home took a “direct hit” from the storm, an emergency official said.
KENTUCKY: At least seven people killed, including a western Kentucky couple in their mobile home with their adult daughter.
MISSISSIPPI: A twister shredded warehouses in an industrial park in the city of Southaven, just south of Memphis.
TENNESSEE: At least 24 people were killed, including a 70-year-old man whose mobile home was leveled in Macon County.
A fire erupted at a natural gas pumping station northeast of Nashville that authorities said could have been damaged by the storms. Eight students were trapped in a battered dormitory at Union University in Jackson until they were finally freed; about 51 students were taken to the hospital. Winds collapsed roof of Sears store at a mall.