Emergency crews throughout 6 southeastern states continue to assess the damage from killer storms that brought tornadoes, flash floods and hail. Thus far the death toll stands at 39.
North Carolina appeared to take the brunt of the storms forces, where 62 tornadoes were reported. State officials are reporting 22 people died and 80 were injured in Saturday’s afternoon storms. The state’s Governor, Bev Perdue, has already declared a state of emergency. Some reports are identifying these storms as the worse to hit the state in two decades.
Meanwhile there were 4 reported deaths in Virgina. The storms first victims were in Oklahoma when the storm hit on Thursday before moving on to Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia.