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After dozens of tornadoes swept across Alabama, Tennessee, Virginia, Mississippi, Georgia and Kentucky the death toll is close to 300, and over a million people are preparing to be without power for an unforeseeable time.

Additionally, thousands of people have been left homeless and lost their loved ones, quickly making this the deadliest storms in America since Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005.

President Obama toured Alabama, where some 131 people have been killed, and he subsequently declared a state of emergency.

“While we may not know the extent of the damage for days, we will continue to monitor these severe storms across the country and stand ready to continue to help the people of Alabama and all citizens affected by these storms,” Obama stated.

It will take a long time to understand the toll that this devastation has wrecked, but there are ways that you can help and support the victims of this tragedy. Check out your options below: