Deadly Storm System Slams Southern US
Posted by feww on February 24, 2016
Tornadoes kill or injure up to 50 people
A powerful storm system pummeled southern U.S. spawning deadly tornadoes that left at least eight people dead and dozens more injured.
At least 27 tornadoes have raked across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and Georgia, destroying homes, businesses and just about anything else standing in their paths.
The deaths occurred in Louisiana and Mississippi. A tornado destroyed 90% of the homes in a trailer park in Convent, southern Louisiana.
“These travel trailers were picked up, thrown a considerable distance and just mangled,” Louisiana Gov. Edwards said.
At least 27 tornadoes have hit Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and Georgia, according to the reports received by SPC.
Severe weather continues on Wednesday
The NWS Storm Prediction Center expects severe weather to continue on Wednesday. For the early morning hours, the greatest risk will be in the Southeast. By Wednesday afternoon, the threat shifts to the Eastern United States, particularly the Carolinas, where strong tornadoes are possible.