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 

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