(AP Photo/The Tuscaloosa News, Dusty Compton)
As of Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 4:53 p.m.:
Gov. Robert Bentley said his the state (Alabama) had confirmed 194 total deaths. There were 33 deaths in Mississippi, 33 in Tennessee, 14 in Georgia, five in Virginia and one in Kentucky. Hundreds if not thousands of people were injured.
The loss of life is the greatest from an outbreak of U.S. tornadoes since April 1974, when 329 people were killed by a storm that swept across 13 Southern and Midwestern states.
The devastation is mind numbing. Take a look at this slide show.
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