Volunteers cleaning up in AL, SC

National Weather Service confirms tornadoes in several southern, Mid-Atlantic states.

BALTIMORE | April 27, 2010

Disaster response teams spent Monday and Tuesday cutting trees and installing tarps on homes in Alabama and South Carolina following weekend tornadoes that damaged nearly

In Alabama, the National Weather Service has now confirmed 11 tornadoes touched down across the state Saturday. The storms injured about 50 people in DeKalb and Marshall Counties.

In Darlington County, about 50 homes were damaged by an EF-2 tornado that swept across a 17-mile section of eastern South Carolina Sunday night. The storm, with winds up to 130 MPH, also damaged an elementary school. Volunteers from the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church were among a number of faith-based responders helping survivors clean-up.

A much smaller tornado caused minor damage along its 3.5 mile path in Zebulon, NC. Other isolated tornadoes were reported in Kentucky, southern Maryland and Tennessee.

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