PLEASANT GROVE, Ala. (AP) – Alabama officials say they have raised the death toll from a deadly tornado outbreak to 131. That brings to 200 the number of people who have died in six states across the South.
Gov. Robert Bentley says as many as a million people are without power in Alabama.
There are also 32 deaths in Mississippi, 15 in Tennessee, 13 in Georgia, eight in Virginia and one in Kentucky.
The National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., said it received 137 tornado reports around the regions into Wednesday night.
There’s heavy damage in Tuscaloosa, Ala., from a massive tornado that barreled through the city late yesterday afternoon. At least 15 people were killed there. But officials at the University of Alabama say there doesn’t appear to be significant damage on the campus.