US tornado death toll rises above 350; thousands homeless

By REUTERS
April 30, 2011 19:36

 
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PLEASANT GROVE, Ala. - The death toll from the second deadliest US tornado outbreak on record rose above 350 on Saturday as thousands of stunned survivors camped out in the shattered shells of their homes or moved into shelters or with friends.

With some estimates putting the number of homes and buildings destroyed close to 10,000, state and federal authorities in the US South were still coming to terms with the scale of the devastation from the country's worst natural catastrophe since Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

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