Alabama Death Toll now at 248

WSFA has the state-by-state breakdown:

Here are the most recent death tolls in the states hit hardest by the storm system that spawned dozens of tornadoes across the Southeast, killing at least 339 people:

Alabama: 248 dead

Mississippi: 34 dead

Tennessee: 34 dead

Georgia: 15 dead

Virginia: 5 dead

Louisiana: 2 dead

Kentucky: 1 dead

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  1. Janis Gore says:

    The son of our handyman down in Alabama was sucked out of the closet where he and his pregnant wife took shelter and deposited a hundred yards away.

    He’s critical, the wife was injured, but the baby is fine.

    Tornadoes scare me.

  2. Franklin says:

    Wow, that’s really sad. I guess I hadn’t been paying much attention to the news, but my thoughts go out to them.