Fierce storms Wednesday spawned tornadoes and winds that wiped out homes and businesses across the southern United States.
The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., said it received 137 tornado reports around the region, including 66 in Alabama and 38 in Mississippi.
Frequently asked questions about tornadoes and forecasting information.
More than 600 tornadoes have been reported this year during April; the actual count has not been provided. This chart shows the number of preliminary reports as of Monday.
The Weather Channel website provides a map showing tornado locations, damage and the times when the storm hit each location.
Here are the most recent death tolls in the states hit hardest by the storm system that spawned dozens of tornadoes across the Southeast, killing at least 280 people:
- Alabama: 194 dead
- Mississippi: 33 dead
- Tennessee: 33 dead
- Georgia: 14 dead
- Virginia: 5 dead
- Kentucky: 1 dead
Learn more about tornadoes and how to stay safe during a storm with information from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration site.