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Yelawolf’s Hometown Hit by Catastrophic Tornado

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As several communities in the South continue to cope with the catastrophic tornadoes sweeping through several states and leveling neighborhoods, rapper Yelawolf is speaking out on the natural disaster.

A native of Gadsen, Ala., the rapper took to his Twitter page to reveal that his town had been hit by one of the many twisters which have since claimed the lives of over 200 people in the state. “A tornado just hit my hometown of Gadsden Al,” he wrote. “My Family survived .. There are over 30 reported fatalities Gadsden I love you .. I’m so sorry. Life in the south has never been easy. To the families who lost a loved one in the storm .. Sending my love.”

According to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Organization, an estimated 173 tornadoes hit the southern region Wednesday (April 27). NOAA noted the massive increase in twisters as the biggest outbreak since 1974 which clocked over 300 fatalities, but below the current record set in March of 1925 when 695 people died.

Among the hardest hit was the town of Tuscaloosa, Ala., where 32 people were reported dead as of yesterday morning, a death toll that is expected to rise in the days to come. “I would estimate on a three-to-four-mile stretch of the city, at some parts more than a half-mile wide,” said Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox. “We have utter destruction. We have neighborhoods that have basically been removed from the map.”

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