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Thread about the severe weather today, Wednesday

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Chimpie, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. Chimpie

    Chimpie Well-Known Member

  2. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    We're under a severe weather warning and flood watch from 1 am til 10 am tomorrow
  3. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    I think we are too. Flash flood watch and river flood advisory until sometime tomorrow...
  4. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

  5. Chimpie

    Chimpie Well-Known Member

    More videos were uploaded overnight. Unbelievable footage.
  6. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    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.
  7. ArnyVee

    ArnyVee Well-Known Member

    That is horrible :(
  8. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    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.
  9. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

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

  10. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

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

    More severe weather is expected today.
  11. Chimpie

    Chimpie Well-Known Member

    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.
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  12. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    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.
  13. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    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.
  14. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    God bless you for doing that.
  15. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    I've been trying to reach my cousin who lives in Decatur Alabama, since last night.
    Only getting his voice mail. :(
  16. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    Holy Schmoooly :eek: I hope John and family are unaffected!

    I do hope your cousin is OK too Peggy.
    Peggy likes this.
  17. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    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.
  18. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    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. :(
  19. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    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.
    Kim likes this.
  20. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

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