28 Apr, 2012, 12:01 ET
WASHINGTON, April 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
SATURDAY, APRIL 28: GREATEST TORNADO DISASTER
Profile America — Saturday, April 28th. It's spring, flowers are blooming everywhere, and the weather is definitely getting warmer. However, the weather can also be treacherous in April. Just a year ago, the 24-hour period beginning the morning of the 27th, saw more tornadoes in a single day than at any other time in U.S. history. This was part of a larger outbreak that meteorologists call the "2011 super outbreak", which ran from the 25th to the 28th, one of the most deadly systems of extreme weather the country has ever seen. In Alabama alone there were 50 tornadoes, which killed 334 people. From 2000 to 2010, 563 people were killed across the U.S. by tornadoes. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2012, p. 236
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t.388
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau
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