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Thread about the severe weather today, Wednesday

Peggy

Well-known member
#6
Several people were killed in Tennessee last night as the result of storms, tornadoes and hail.
John (member here) said they had hail the size of tennis balls. :eek:

Yesterday Tuscaloosa, Alabama had a tornado that wiped out half the town.
 

Peggy

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#8
It really is. From what I saw on the Weather Channel yesterday, there was a massive outbreak of tornadoes. ;(
The one I was talking about in the post above was in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Ripped out half the town and killed 15 people.
 

Peggy

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#10
Wow, just watching the news. The latest count is 200 dead across the south US.

Alabama's state emergency management agency said it had confirmed 131 deaths, while there were 32 in Mississippi, 15 in Tennessee, 13 in Georgia, eight in Virginia and one in Kentucky.
More severe weather is expected today.
 

Chimpie

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#11
I'll probably be heading to Alabama in the next couple of days with a team from the Red Cross. I've been a volunteer for 14 years but this will be my first national response.
 

Onimua

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#12
This is a vid of the Tuscaloosa tornado. A news station is taping this - It was later rated an EF4.

It's been a while since I've seen footage of an "angry" tornado. It even looks like it's trying to spawn more tornados but the main one is disrupting the flow too much for that to happen.
 

Peggy

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#13
It's been a while since I've seen footage of an "angry" tornado. It even looks like it's trying to spawn more tornados but the main one is disrupting the flow too much for that to happen.
Yep they commented on that on the news. There were 2 other "possible" tornadoes trying to form in that line there, tho we only see the one other one.
 

Kim

Well-known member
#16
Several people were killed in Tennessee last night as the result of storms, tornadoes and hail.
John (member here) said they had hail the size of tennis balls. :eek:

Yesterday Tuscaloosa, Alabama had a tornado that wiped out half the town.
Holy Schmoooly :eek: I hope John and family are unaffected!

I do hope your cousin is OK too Peggy.
 

Peggy

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#17
Holy Schmoooly :eek: I hope John and family are unaffected!
I do hope your cousin is OK too Peggy.
John told me this morning on Twitter that they had 3 tornadoes in his area last night. One right in, or near, Knoxville, where he is. It was a scary night for him and his family.

Another cousin is mia as well. My cousin Karen and her family live in Atlanta, which was hard hit by tornadoes yesterday. Her mother hasn't heard from her yet, only gets her voice mail.

Still can't reach my cousin Terry. Voicemail. This man is not only my favorite cousin, but my best friend.
 

Peggy

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#18
One cousin down, one to go. Karen sent me a message that she and family are ok in Atlanta.
Still no one has heard from Terry in Alabama. :(
 

Peggy

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#19
FINALLY got through to my cousin Terry late last night. Cell service is intermittent at best.

He and family is ok, but he said the devastation surrounding them is unbelievable. Entire neighborhoods are wiped out. One street over from them, every house on the street is leveled.

Over 200 people dead in Alabama alone. That number is sure to rise, because so many people are still missing.
This is only one state out of the 6 or 7 others that were hit by this massive outbreak of tornadoes, the worst in decades.