Where there's smoke, there's ... tornadoes?

February 3, 2015 3:24 PM

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Smoke from fires in Central America worsened a deadly tornado outbreak in the U.S. in 2011, according to a new study.

In late April of that year, violent tornadoes killed more than 300 people — mainly in Alabama and Mississippi — and caused $11 billion in damage, making it one of the costliest outbreaks on record, according to the National Climatic Data Center.

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