As a result of tornadoes in the United States have died, according to the latest reports, at least 45 people. In North Carolina, where on the night of Saturday, April 16, there were 62 tornadoes, the disaster killed 21 people.
North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue announced the introduction of a state of emergency regime. According to the governor, the number of tornadoes is not recorded in the state since March 1984 — then the victims of hurricanes in North Carolina were 42 people, and in neighboring South Carolina, killing 15 people.
As a result of a tornado in North Carolina without electricity in the night of April 16, temporarily left about 250 thousand people. Repair crews have almost completely restored the electricity supply in the affected areas, but emergency services have warned that intermittent power outages will continue until at least Monday morning, local time.
A series of tornadoes began on the east coast of the U.S. on Thursday, April 14, from Oklahoma. Then storms passed through Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, North Carolina and Virginia. As of Sunday, the result of a tornado in Arkansas, Alabama, and Virginia killed seven people, two people were killed in storms in Oklahoma, Mississippi authorities reported one killed. On the territory of Virginia because of a tornado also declared a state of emergency.
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