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At least 54 dead in destructive onslaught of tornadoes in the South
2/6/2008 5:33 PM
By: Associated Press

LAFAYETTE, Tenn. -- At least 54 people are dead after dozens of tornadoes pulled houses from foundations, pummeled mobile homes and collapsed warehouses. It is the nation's deadliest barrage of twisters in at least a decade.

Hundreds of houses were damaged or destroyed. Rescue crews have moved door-to-door to find victims of Tuesday night's twisters. They were unleashed by a storm that swept through Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas and Alabama. Teams from FEMA have been sent to the region and activated an emergency center in Georgia.

Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen surveyed the damage from a helicopter and said, "It looks like the Lord took a Brillo pad and scrubbed the ground."

In Castalian Springs, a baby was discovered unscathed in a field across from a demolished post office. Emergency officials said the baby was covered in debris but was otherwise OK.

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In keeping with their slogan �do a good turn daily�, area scouts are gearing up for a community-wide �good turn� this Saturday. If you received a Scouting for Food door hanger this week, it means scouts from your neighborhood will be collecting food for the Capital Area Food Bank. The most needed items include canned meats, fish, veggies and fruits as well as dry good like beans, rice, pasta and healthy cereals. Leave your bag of groceries on the front porch by 8 a.m. on Saturday. Last year�s Scouting for Food drive collected more than 83,000 pounds of food.
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