NATURAL DISASTER

Deadly Twisters Sweep Across U.S.

After terrorizing the Midwest, a deadly set of storms whipped its way up to North Carolina this weekend, bringing the system's three-day death total to at least 40. In North Carolina alone, 23 people have been reported dead as mobile homes were crushed, roofs blown off, and power lines zapped. Witnesses reported hail as big as softballs, and flash floods made the situation even worse. "More than likely we had eight tornadoes in North Carolina," said a Raleigh meteorologist. Overall, the National Weather Service reported more than 100 twisters across the region. Other deaths were reported in Virginia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Oklahoma.