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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.


The Tuscaloosa News, Dusty Compton - Associated Press

A tornado moves through Tuscaloosa, Ala. Wednesday, April 27, 2011. A wave of severe storms laced with tornadoes strafed the South on Wednesday, killing at least 16 people around the region and splintering buildings across swaths of an Alabama university town.


Tuscaloosa Mayor Walter Maddox says sections of the city have been destroyed and its infrastructure has been decimated.

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Caroline Summers - Associated Press

A woman sifts through the destruction of a former T Mobile office after a tornado struck, Wednesday, April 27, 2011, in Tuscaloosa, Ala.


Tuscaloosa News, Dusty Compton - Associated Press

A displaced family is assisted by emergency responders Wednesday, April 27, 2011, near in Tuscaloosa, Ala.


Tuscaloosa News, Dusty Compton - Associated Press

A car lies overturns and buildings destroyed in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Wednesday, April 27, 2011.


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.

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The Tuscaloosa News, Dusty Compton - Associated Press

Homes and businesses along McFarland Blvd. are completely destroyed in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Wednesday, April 27, 2011.


The Tuscaloosa News, Dusty Compton - Associated Press

People walk through debris around the Cedar Crest neighborhood near 15th Steet in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Wednesday, April 27, 2011.


Caroline Summers - Associated Press

Onlookers make their way through the rubble left by a tornado that touched down, Wednesday, April 27, 2011 Tuscaloosa, Ala.


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.

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The Tuscaloosa News, Dusty Compton - Associated Press

Lorna McCarter, left, and daughter Susan Hutchins regroup with their dog Shadow after their home was destroyed in the Cedar Crest neighborhood in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Wednesday, April 27, 2011.


The Tuscaloosa News, Dusty Compton - Associated Press

Residents search for belongings in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Wednesday, April 27, 2011.

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