Talk:Deadly tornadoes rip through southern US, killing over 300

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Death toll[edit]

Now at least 247 killed; [1], [2]. Ks0stm (TCG) 17:31, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

I went ahead and renamed per these sources, however someone else will have to work the content into the article; I'm rather pressed for time trying to deal with the relevant Wikipedia article. Ks0stm (TCG) 17:40, 28 April 2011 (UTC)
One of your sources given above says 249 dead. I don't think the final total is known. Some reports give higher figures. Might be best to wait until we know before any more renaming. Mattisse (talk) 17:45, 28 April 2011 (UTC)
I'm guessing that by the time the final total is known, this will no longer be news...it could be a few weeks before all tornadoes are surveyed even. I would just write the article to be ambiguous in the sense of "at least 240 people" or what not. Ks0stm (TCG) 18:08, 28 April 2011 (UTC)
Over 300 confirmed deaths. Should the title be updated again? Earthsound (talk) 18:19, 29 April 2011 (UTC)
What is it now? (I can't find a source that gives an updated count.) Perhaps "over 300 dead" if that can be confirmed. Mattisse (talk) 18:25, 29 April 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for the source. Mattisse (talk) 18:37, 29 April 2011 (UTC)
For future reference, a good trick when you are unsure what final numbers might be is to use a very broad term ("dozens", "hundreds", "thousands" etc). Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 18:44, 29 April 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. When I first wrote the article I didn't comprehend the the depth of the disaster and that search and rescue will continue over time. The numbers will probably go up for quite a while. Mattisse (talk) 18:59, 29 April 2011 (UTC)
Sadly, that seems to be the case. I don't think anyone quite grasped the scale at first apart from those actually there. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 17:29, 30 April 2011 (UTC)

Please review this article or it will go stale! - worse storm and more deaths than over 40 years![edit]

This article is on the verge of out of date. To keep it current will require a rewrite of a new article. Please someone review! Mattisse (talk) 14:08, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

I changed the {{review}} tag to {{quick review}}, this is an important article, it's definately breaking, and very well written. This should not be allowed to die in the review pool! Tadpole256 (talk) 14:33, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

Damn! Even German WN Trumped us on this... Tornados in USA: Zahl der Todesopfer auf über 300 gestiegenTadpole256 (talk) 15:52, 29 April 2011 (UTC)
I agree. And they have it has the lead article. Mattisse (talk) 16:00, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

Review of revision 1223314 [Passed][edit]