Ala. town faces power outage, body bag shortage

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Posted: Apr 29, 2011 12:20 PM
Ala. town faces power outage, body bag shortage

Officials in an Alabama town demolished by tornadoes say they need everything from body bags to portable showers and tents.

Robbin Blalock, who is coordinating medical services in Hackleburg, said Friday that there are 27 people confirmed dead in the town of about 1,500. Bodies are having to be stored in a refrigerated truck. The FBI has arrived to help search for 11 people who are still missing. And officials in the town say they need everything from body bags to portable showers, tents and flashlights.

Stanley Webb, chief agent in Marion County's drug task force, says people have looted a demolished manufacturing plant. He also says authorities had to lock up drugs from a pharmacy in a bank vault.