Chicago, Apr 17 (AFP) At least 22 people have been killed as a powerful storm whipped up tornadoes in its third day across parts of the southern, central and eastern United States, local media reported Saturday.
At least five people were killed as tornadoes left a trail of destruction in North Carolina yesterday, leveling homes and businesses and knocking out power, NBC television reported.
One person was killed in Alabama's Marengo Country while six more died in Autauga and Washington Counties, MSNBC television reported.
The storm toppled trees and power lines, tore roofs off houses and scattered tractor-trailers across highways.
Two dozen tornadoes were reported in the southern states of Mississippi and Alabama on Friday, a day after 15 twisters struck in Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas, the National Weather Service said.