The death toll in the to the destruction caused by tornadoes in Alabama and adjacent areas has crossed 340 and continues to mount, making the recent disaster as the second worst in the history of US.
As rescue and relief efforts goes on in the seven states, authorities are reporting a massive humanitarian crisis, as they see hundreds and thousands of people stranded without power and drinking water. The hardest hit tornadoes have been in the Tuscaloosa city of Alabama. The death toll in Tuscaloosa has risen to 254, that pushes the official death toll in the whole region to 340.
The series of Tornadoes that hit last week triggering disastrous storms were the deadliest since the last one that hit in 1925, which killed 747 people in areas like Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. The death toll in the recent catastrophe is expected to mount further as rescuers look for more dead in the rubble.
It was the deadliest storm toll since March 18, 1925, when 747 people were killed in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. The current numbers were expected to grow as would-be rescuers combed through rubble and debris.