The worst hit U.S. state of Alabama has asked for federal assistance. According to the data the storms have claimed the life of at least 131 people in the state.
"Today, we'll ask the president to declare an expedited major disaster request" that would swiftly free up federal assets to assist with rescue and recovery operations, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley told a conference call, adding there were as many as half a million to a million people in the state without electricity.
At least 15 people died when a tornado hit a university campus. According to the mayor of
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A state of emergency was declared in seven states.
According to the U.S. National Weather Service nearly 300 tornadoes lashed the southeastern states since the end of last week. On Wednesday solely the tornadoes were 130.
President Barack Obama said the authorities were ready to help the residents of