The death toll has topped 200, after a series of tornadoes swept across five southern states. More than 120 people were killed in Alabama alone. The city of Tuscaloosa was especially hard hit, with more than a dozen fatalities.
We speak with Mark Kelly, who is with the Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency in Birmingham Alabama, and meteorologist Ed Kieser, for some perspective on this tornado season.
Here's how you can help:
- American Red Cross: Donate here to the Red Cross, or text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10, or call 1-800-RED-CROSS
- Salvation Army: Visit www.salvationarmyusa.org, click on their donation page and designate "April 2011 Tornado Outbreak." You can also call 1-800-SAL-ARMY. Or you can text "GIVE" to 80888 to make a $10 donation.
This segment aired on April 28, 2011.