Alabama

Lighting strikes from a tornadic vortex signature storm in Tuscaloosa, Alabama...Lighting strikes from a TVS (tornadic vortex signature) storm in Tuscaloosa, Alabama April 28, 2014. On a second day of ferocious storms that have claimed at least 21 lives in the southern United States, a tornado tore through the Mississippi town of Tupelo on Monday destroying homes and businesses, according to witnesses and emergency officials. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

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Lightning strikes from a TVS (tornadic vortex signature) storm in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. On a second day of ferocious storms that have claimed at least 21 lives in the southern United States, a tornado tore through the Mississippi town of Tupelo on Monday destroying homes and businesses, according to witnesses and emergency officials Read more

Investigators search through the debris on the scene of a UPS cargo plane crash

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Investigators search through the debris at the scene of a UPS cargo plane crash at Birmingham International airport in Birmingham, Alabama on Wednesday