Tornado Videos: Widespread Destruction in the South
Over 150 Tornadoes Hit American South
At least 45 people were killed as 153 tornadoes ripped through 14 US states. This is the largest number of tornadoes formed by a single storm system in US history. Map of tornado reports: North Carolina hit hard.
The tornado videos below were filmed by eyewitnesses.
Virginia Nuclear Power Plant Hit by Tornado
In Surry, Virginia, a nuclear power plant was hit by a tornado, but the plant was undamaged.
Dominion Virginia Power says underground backup generators kicked in, ensuring a constant flow of coolant, and a safe shutdown.
The storm, which began Wednesday in Oklahoma and charged east for the rest of the week, brought winds as high as 165 miles per hour and spread challenging weather from New York to South Carolina.