TORNADOES: Information about the Southern storms

Death toll stands at 280 as of 4 p.m. Thursday
Thursday, April 28, 2011 | 10:52 a.m. CDT; updated 4:11 p.m. CDT, Thursday, April 28, 2011

Fierce storms Wednesday spawned tornadoes and winds that wiped out homes and businesses across the southern United States.