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More Deadly Tornadoes Swoop across Southern US

Posted by feww on April 29, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC EVENTS
DEADLY STORMS
DEADLY TORNADOES
STATES OF  EMERGENCY IN MULTIPLE STATES
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Dozens of Tornadoes Attack Five Southern States, Killing at least 23 People

States of Emergency declared in Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Georgia as up to 52 tornadoes swoop across the southern U.S.,  leaving trails of death and destruction in AL, MS, TN, GA and KY.

At least 23 people were killed in Alabama and Mississippi after tornadoes struck Monday evening. The  total number of fatalities are not yet confirmed.

The tornado attack follows another round deadly strike by twisters Sunday evening, spawned by the same massive storm system, which left more than two dozen people dead in Arkansas, Iowa and Oklahoma.

The extent of damage in Tupelo, Mississippi, was described as “devastating” by the mayor, after a tornado tore through the city, destroying or damaging hundreds of homes and businesses.

“It’s a very serious situation … I am just encouraging everyone to stay inside and be weather aware. There is still a very real danger of another line coming through and people still need to be inside,” said Tupelo Mayor.

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Tornadoes, Wind and Hail Reports (Unfiltered) received by SPC as of 04:55UTC on Tuesday, April 29, 2014.

States of Emergency Declared in FIVE States

Gov. Bentley declares state of emergency for all Alabama counties

“Some of our communities have already experienced significant damage as a result of the tornadoes that began moving through Alabama earlier today, ” said Bentley in a press release.

Gov. Deal Declares a State of Emergency for Georgia

Gov. Deal declared a state of emergency Monday night in anticipation of the storms.

“At this juncture, we’ve declared the emergency for the entire state because it’s impossible to pinpoint where the weather will hit,” said Deal in a statement. “Georgia is threatened at least through (Tuesday) and perhaps into Wednesday. We’re prepared now and we’ll be ready for recovery should we, God forbid, experience tornado damage or flooding.”

Gov. Bryant Declared a State of Emergency for Mississippi

Gov. Bryant declared a state of emergency on Monday in advance of the storms that forecasters had warned could spawn tornadoes, heavy rains, damaging hail and flash floods.

“This storm system has the potential to create dangerous conditions, and we are monitoring it closely,” said Bryant. “Residents should not overreact (!)  but should make plans now to ensure they are prepared for a variety of conditions, including strong winds and rains and the possibility of hail and tornadoes.”

Gov. McCrory Declares State of Emergency for four N.C. Counties

Governor McCrory declared a state of emergency for Beaufort, Chowan, Pasquotank and Perquimans counties following the damage and destruction caused by Friday’s severe thunderstorms and devastating tornadoes. He warned of more severe weather statrting Monday.

“What I witnessed firsthand in Beaufort, Chowan and Perquimans counties is a stark reminder of how damaging tornadoes can be,” said McCrory. “My heart goes out to the hundreds of people dealing with property damage, injuries, and even the loss of life. In times like these, we must stick together and help each other out, and we will do all that we can to help communities hit by these storms.”

Gov. Fallin Declares a State of Emergency for Ottawa County

Oklahoma Gov. Fallin declared a state of emergency for Ottawa County on Monday after a tornado struck the area Sunday night killing at least one person, destroying Quapaw’s fire stations and scores of other buildings, including homes and businesses.

SPC Damage Reports

  • WINSTON COUNTY, MS, SEVERAL SOURCES ARE REPORTING CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE AROUND LOUISVILLE
  • RICHLAND, MS, TANKER IN DITCH AND MAJOR STRUCTURAL DAMAGE NEAR HIGHWAY 49 AND OLD 49 INTERSECTION.
  • MADISON, MS, POWER OUT ON HIGHWAY 463 NEAR MADISON HIGH SCHOOL. ROADS CLOSED AND MULTIPLE HOMES DAMAGED. A FEW INJURIES REPORTED.
  • WINSTON, MS, MHP STARKVILLE REPORTS HEAVY DAMAGE ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF LOUISVILLE AROUND THE COUNTRY CLUB (JAN)
  • LOUISVILLE, MS, WINSTON COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER HAS 2 WALLS DOWN AND A THIRD WALL DAMAGED. ALSO HAS A GAS LEAK.
  • MADISON, MS, CONSIDERABLE  DAMAGE AROUND LAKE CAROLINE.
  •  RANKIN, MS, MAJOR DAMAGE IN RICHLAND. REPORTED BY SPOTTER.
  • PEARL, RANKIN, MS, SEVERAL TRAILERS DESTROYED OR DAMAGED IN HIGHLANDS MOBILE HOME PARK. REPORTED BY HIGHWAY PATROL.
  • RANKIN, MS,  MANY HOMES DAMAGED. NUMEROUS TREES DOWN ON SHILOH … PLEASANT … ST LOUIS … WILSON AND GAYDEN ROADS
  • SMITHLAND, LINCOLN, TN,  SIGNIFICANT STRUCTURAL DAMAGE WAS REPORTED AT SOUTH LINCOLN SCHOOL AND IN A SUBDIVISION NORTHWEST OF THE SCHOOL.
  • CRYSTAL SPRINGS, LINCOLN, TN,  ALL HOMES GONE ON PRICE LANE AND HOWELL HILL ROAD … 9 MILES NORTH OF THE STATE LINE AT CROSSROAD CEMETARY.

The national Weather Service (NWS) has also issued the following forecast.

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U.S. Weather Hazards Map (Hazmap) for April 29, 2014. UPDATE.

A Major Severe Weather Outbreak Continues through Wednesday

A widespread severe weather outbreak is ongoing and will continue across portions of the southern and eastern U.S. Widespread severe storms are expected with damaging winds, very large hail, and a few intense tornadoes.

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