BRADENTON, Fla. — The devastating string of tornadoes in the Southeast last week killed hundreds of people while wiping homes and businesses off the map.

The large weather system produced more than 150 tornadoes across six states, spreading destruction and concern that the ultimate death toll will surpass the tornado outbreak of April 1974, which killed more than 300. In hardest-hit Alabama, more than 210 deaths were reported by Friday.

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