Thursday, November 17, 2011
Forecasters are confirming that tornadoes touched down yesterday in Louisiana and Alabama. Damage from suspected twisters is also being surveyed in Mississippi, Georgia and the Carolinas.
At least six people died in three states as the violent storm system passed through the Southeast.
One man who saw a funnel cloud outside his home near Rock Hill, S.C., says, "It looked like the `Wizard of Oz."' Henry Taylor says he and his wife took refuge in a closet, as part of their roof was torn off and windows were blown out. They escaped injury, but the storm killed three others who lived nearby.
A woman and her 3-year-old granddaughter were killed near Lexington, N.C., when a suspected tornado splintered a home.
Across the region, dozens were injured, scores of buildings were damaged and thousands were left without power.