Storms obliterate parts of South
Water sprays from rubble left by severe storms in Alabama.
April 28th, 2011
01:46 PM ET

Storms obliterate parts of South

Hundreds of people are dead after massive storms tore through several southern states. These videos show some of the worst damage.

Tuscaloosa, Alabama, may have been hit the hardest. Cars are totaled and homes have been stripped of their roofs or reduced to debris.

Piles of rubble are unrecognizable as homes and massive trees are reduced to splinters after the storms hit central Georgia.

A seemingly shell-shocked student in Tuscaloosa describes capturing this stunning film of a monster tornado as it approached him.

The people who survive destructive storms like the ones that swept the southeast overnight, almost always have the same message: they are grateful to be alive. Here, that message resonates from Alabama to Mississippi to Georgia.

iReport: Share photos, video of the tornado aftermath

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    hope they had insurance... it would suck to lose everything and have to start all over...

    family photos and stuff would be missed alot..

    April 28, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      (F)unding (E)mergency items (M)issing in (A)ction = FEMA

      April 28, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yup

      (M)ental (m)idget (m)oronic (m)isfit (m)ommy = Mmmmm

      April 28, 2011 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      Yup and Sickness: probally porky the piglet republicans, who just got a Katrina(cleansing) facial by mother happy president Obama didn't fly over in airforce one like exhibitionist Bush while you're wet naked and clothes flying in the wind...

      April 28, 2011 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Cesar

    RuffNutt: You are correct, my little pet pig.

    April 28, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |

    do you have to pay f-e-m-a back tho???

    April 28, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm


      April 28, 2011 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      Only if you're wallstreet, the banks, or a car manufacturer...or a private vendor like haliburton...

      April 28, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      ...get to piggyback the pork barrel for free!

      April 28, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sickness

      Hundreds of people dead, homes and lives destroyed. And you are making fun of FEMA and people who will need help from them? You're sick, very sick. I hope someday you will have to face a disaster and its aftermath. And then will you make fun of people who are trying to help you? Sick, disturbed people.

      April 28, 2011 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |

      @SICKNESS what are you smokeing? all im asking is do you have to pay it back? is it a loan or a gift to rebuild?

      April 30, 2011 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  4. Mad Hatter

    Thank you weather channel. I was able to call my brother and notify him of a tornado heading his way. They were able to get to safety.

    April 28, 2011 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mad Hatter

    He and his family were sleeping. Thanks again weather channel.

    April 28, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  6. ChristineFlowers

    My son is in Tuscaloosa, Al I have not heard from him. Is the Walmart at 1501 Skland Blvd E still standing he lives behind there in the McConnell Hill Apts.

    April 28, 2011 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  7. One God Only

    There is only ONE GOD, there is no son, Jesus and the cross are the emblem of child abusers. The pope and the church are the cover for this disgusting practice, shame

    April 28, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  8. popeye

    @one god only . So you believe in god but not Jesus?

    April 28, 2011 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  9. popeye

    My prayers go out to the folks that were affected and had losses.

    April 28, 2011 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Sunshine Girl *

    If FEMA does decide to help these southern victims, I sure hope both they and Obama do a better job for them, than they and Bush did {didnt do} for the victims of Katrina. One government embarassment was enough for America. We are not ready for another one. My condolences go out to everyone hurt by this disaster. I hope my freind from Tennesse is ok. Havent heard from him since last w/e and am a little concerned.

    April 30, 2011 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |