(NECN: Tuscaloosa, Alabama) - Emergency crews will be out surveying the damage done in several states after severe storms swept through the south.
In Tuscaloosa, Alabama, buildings were leveled to the ground and things were completely removed from the earth. The death toll in Alabama has surpassed 128, the worst storms since 1974. Crews are still very much in search and rescue mode. The storm was so powerful that unless people were underground or in a safe structure, it was hard for them to survive. Even amid the warnings, people still lost lives because winds probably exceeded 230-240 miles an hour.
The Weather Channel's Jim Cantore is on the ground in one of the hardest-hit regions.