Last night we experienced the worst weather to hit the south in over 40 years. A tornado a mile and a half wide that started in Alabama traveled some 400 miles through Georgia. The death toll from these severe storms that roared across the U.S. South has risen to at least 209 across five states with Alabama and Mississippi each reporting increases in the number of deaths in their states. Alabama's state emergency management agency said it had confirmed 131 deaths, while there were 32 in Mississippi, 24 in Tennessee, 13 in Georgia, eight in Virginia and one in Kentucky. The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., said it received 137 tornado reports around the regions into Wednesday night.