Tornado hits Tuscaloosa
A tornado rips through Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Wednesday, bringing the death toll from severe weather to more than 200 in four states.
Tuscaloosa Mayor Walter Maddox says sections of the city have been destroyed and its infrastructure has been decimated.
Around Tuscaloosa, traffic was snarled Wednesday night by downed trees and power lines, and some drivers abandoned their cars in medians. University officials said there didn’t appear to be significant damage on campus, and it was opening its student recreation center as a shelter.
The system was forecast to hit Georgia, Tennessee and Kentucky on Wednesday night and then the Carolinas. Another storm system was also dumping rain on New York.