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Tornadoes in South-eastern United States

Friday, 08 February 2008

Type of Event:
Tornadoes
Location of Event:
South-eastern United States (states of Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas)
Date of Charter Activation:
08/02/2008 19:25 UTC
Charter Requestor:
USGS

Description of the event

Violent tornadoes struck the southern US states of Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas with little warning on 5 February. USGS reported 54 deaths and hundreds of injured with widespread damage.