Dozens of tornadoes ripped through the South, flattening homes and businesses and killing at over 200 people in six states. Wednesday night was the deadliest tornado outbreak the U.S. since 1974.

As morning broke on Thursday, people in Alabama which was hardest hit, surveyed flattened debris-strewn neighborhoods and recounted stories of pulling bodies from rubble in the aftermath of the storms Wednesday afternoon and evening.

NBC's Thoung Troung was live on the scene in Alabama this morning and filed this report.