Severe storms continue to cripple the southern region of the United States leaving a deadly path in its way. Death tolls from five Southern U.S. states jumped to a staggering 178 after Alabama surveyed its counties for a new tally of lives lost.
Alabama's state emergency management agency said early Thursday it had confirmed 128 deaths, up from at least 61 earlier.
The storm winds completely wiped out homes, small business and the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., received 137 tornado reports around the regions, including 66 in Alabama and 38 in Mississippi.
One of the hardest hit areas was Tuscaloosa, at least 15 people were killed and about 100 were in a single hospital.
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