Alabama death toll climbs to 180
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Associated Press

State emergency management officials say Alabama's death toll from tornadoes and storms has grown to 180 and will keep growing as rescue workers search debris.

The state Emergency Management Agency is reporting 30 deaths in DeKalb County, 18 in Franklin and 15 in Tuscaloosa.

University of Alabama President Robert Witt confirmed Thursday that two students were among the dead in Tuscaloosa.

Other death figures include one in Bibb, six in Calhoun, two in Cullman, five in Elmore, two in Fayette, four in Hale, eight in Jackson, 14 in Jefferson, 12 in Lawrence, three in Limestone, seven in Madison, three in Marion, five in Marshall, 13 in St. Clair, and 14 in Walker.

More than 250 people died as the storms moved across six states, including at least 180 in Alabama.

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