Published: May 01, 2011 1:21 AM EDT
Updated: Apr 30, 2011 10:22 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Tornado survivors continue to sift through the damage following Wednesday's string of severe weather that tore across seven states.

Volunteers from around the country are traveling to the hardest-hit areas of Alabama to assist with the recovery efforts.  The local response includes Red Cross volunteer from Fort Myers and Florida Power and Light workers based in Southwest Florida.

In Tuscaloosa, Alabama, WINK News reporter Genevieve Judge found Evan Smith, owner of a Krispy Kreme doughnut shop, who has family in the Fort Myers area.  Smith's shop was completely destroyed.  The power of the storm was evident in the damage left behind; some of the pastry racks still had doughnuts sitting perfectly in place.

Watch the video to see Genevieve's report from Tuscaloosa.