A vicious storm system created a reported 241 tornadoes since Thursday, with more than 60 tornadoes touching down in eastern North Carolina, according to the Los Angeles Times.
According to the Los Angeles Times, a minimum of 22 people were killed all across the state of North Carolina late Saturday, with another five people killed in Virginia. In addition there was havoc wrecked earlier from the storms in Arkansas, Alabama, Virginia, and Mississippi, all together leaving another 17 people dead, reported the LA Times.
According to officials, the damage caused by the tornadoes in North Carolina is estimated to be in the tens of millions of dollars, reported the New York Times.
The New York Times reported that the storm system brought with it flash floods and tornadoes and thunderstorms accompanied by giant balls of hail, which left hundreds injured and many dead throughout the southern states.