The outburst of tornadoes in the U.S. meteorologists call record

A series of tornadoes that hit the southern U.S. in late April, was the largest in its history, said Weather Service America.

Between 25 and 28 April in the U.S. hit 362 tornadoes, including 312 — in just one day.

The previous record was reached in April 1974, when 148 tornadoes were recorded in two days.

As a result of rampant tornadoes in Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, Louisiana and Kentucky, killing at least 350 people.

Million to rehabilitate

Hardest hit was in the university town of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. It killed 65 people.

According to local authorities, the mere clearing of debris will cost at least $ 70 million.

Stormy weather and a tornado destroyed many homes and other buildings, knocked down trees and dangling power lines.

In Alabama alone, about one million people were left without power.

The largest tornado had front width of 2.4 km, from the affected area has a length of 130 kilometers.

The government has already pledged to restore the affected areas from the federal budget.

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