Survivors pick up pieces from devastating twisters

By: AP
By: AP

CONCORD, Ala. -- Survivors of the nation's deadliest tornado outbreak in nearly four decades are struggling with little electricity and help as they try to figure out how to put their lives back together.

Crews combed the remains of houses and neighborhoods looking for bodies and any possible survivors of Wednesday's storms. On Friday, President Barack Obama plans to visit Tuscaloosa, Ala. The city that's home to the University of Alabama had 36 deaths.

At least 297 have been killed across six states. At least 210 died in Alabama alone.

Those who took shelter as the storms descended trickled back to their homes, ducking police roadblocks and fallen limbs and power lines to reclaim belongings.

They are also frustrated by gawkers who drive by in search of a cellphone camera picture.

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  • by I. Arlyin Location: Florida on May 1, 2011 at 08:36 PM
    In the photo's I've seen, it looks like Japan. The devastation looks so much like some of Japan's pictures. My prayers go out to all that has suffered in this tragedy. In the aftermath of Katrina, I think that the country is better prepared to be able to help more. And see what needs to be done. We are Americans, if it can be done, we will do it.
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