Twisters, Storms Kill 12 in Tennessee

4-8-06 - GALLATIN, Tenn. (AP) - A dusk-to-dawn curfew is in effect for areas of Tennessee hardest hit by tornadoes.

Emergency teams have been spray-painting damaged houses with "X" marks after checking them for bodies or survivors. Crews moved in dump trucks to haul away the wreckage piled up by tornadoes blamed for 12 deaths.

Tornadoes were spotted in about ten Tennessee counties on Friday, the second wave of deadly storms to hit the state in less than a week.

Governor Phil Bredesen toured the destruction today.

Another line of severe storms rolled through Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina during the night and into today.

The National Weather Service says four tornadoes swept through Georgia. The twisters destroyed businesses, homes and at least one
church in the Atlanta area and knocked out power to tens of
thousands. No deaths or serious injuries are reported.