Tornadoes 2011 Southern States
Picture the scene. Trees bent over. Cars flipped upside down. Houses ripped apart. Families devastated at the level of destruction. It has been reported that the death toll primarily North Carolina, Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Mississippi has risen to at least 43.
This does not include parts of North Carolina where the level of destruction left some buried within the wreckage.
It has also been reported that hotels across these states were filled, with extremely limited vacancies, as many no longer had homes. In almost every news article about the tornadoes, there have been reports of optimism. This is a time when Americans have successfully come together in the rebuilding efforts, which have already began.
Though many were out power, communities worked to check on neighbors who had either been so close to or actually come in contact with disaster. Beverly Purdue, the governor of North Carolina, reported that the number of tornadoes, which was an astonishing 62, has been the highest since 1984. Many of the families in Alabama that were affected lived in trailer parks, which, being lighter, were especially subject to the great winds that literally ripped their homes apart, leaving them open to objects flying through the air.
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