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Originally published April 30, 2014 at 2:20 PM | Page modified May 1, 2014 at 3:23 AM

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Quick facts: 4 days of storms across the US

A storm system that spawned tornadoes and sparked widespread flooding across states has been socking the U.S. for four days. Here are some quick facts and anecdotes on the system:


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A storm system that spawned tornadoes and sparked widespread flooding across states has been socking the U.S. for four days. Here are some quick facts and anecdotes on the system:

-- TORNADOES: At least 65 tornadoes hit the U.S., according to rough estimates from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

-- DEATHS: In all, 37 deaths in eight states have been blamed on the storms.

-- DOUBLE WHAMMY: In one of the few times in history, America had back-to-back days with tornado deaths in the double digits, on Sunday and Monday.

-- STATES AFFECTED: At least 16 states were hit by the storm system in some way, most in the South and the nation's midsection.

-- RAINFALL: Nearly 2 feet of rain fell in some areas. Pensacola, Fla., saw about 22 inches.

-- PATH OF DESTRUCTION: In Arkansas, the deadliest tornado of the past four days cut through some 80 miles of the state.

-- ANNIVERSARY ... ALMOST: Tornadoes in Alabama this week came just one day after the anniversary of an outbreak of tornadoes that killed hundreds in the state April 27, 2011.



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