NPR.org, February 6, 2008 · At least 47 were killed as strong storms and tornadoes swept through the nation's midsection, leaving a trail of destruction from Kentucky to Mississippi, authorities said Wednesday. In hardest-hit Tennessee, 24 people were killed, 13 in Arkansas, seven in Kentucky and three in Alabama, emergency officials said. The storm system that spawned the tornadoes hit in the early Tuesday evening. By Wednesday morning, the death toll was still rising as crews got to devastated rural areas. New Orleans and Georgia were under tornado warnings on Wednesday.
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