Tuesday, April 29
(Undated) -- From the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast, severe weather threatens 75 million Americans today. One-third of U.S. residents are warned to watch the sky and listen to the radio to protect themselves against tornadoes. The most serious threat is in the Deep South, where Alabama and Mississippi are at greatest risk. So far this week, a powerful spring storm system has spawned tornadoes that killed at least 29 people in a half-dozen states. Severe weather on Monday is blamed for eight deaths in Mississippi, three in Alabama, and two in Tennessee. Forecasters say the storm system will continue spreading misery into Wednesday.