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F4-F5 tornadoes flatten parts of Alabama...

AP Photo of tornado in Tuscaloosa, AL (Dusty Compton / Tuscaloosa News)
AP Photo of tornado in Tuscaloosa, AL (Dusty Compton / Tuscaloosa News)

Good morning, Netizens...

 

Late yesterday and throughout the night last night, parts of Alabama and Mississippi were decimated by a series of violent tornadoes that ranged from an estimated F4 or F5 on the Fujita Scale that hit Tuscaloosa, Huntsville and Birmingham, such as this photo of the tornado that flattened portions of Tuscaloosa late in the day yesterday. This area of the United States is no stranger to tornadoes and severe thunderstorms, but never so many and of such severity in such a short period of time.

 

A huge storm front, ranging across four states, killed a still-unknown number of people and injuring hundreds of others. It flattened not only homes in its path, it flattened businesses throughout much of the Huntsville area, leaving emergency services and medical service providers ill-equipped to cope with the trees across streets, people trapped in houses and businesses and other injuries.

 

It is not quite turning daylight now, and with the new day, it is expected the number of dead and injured will rise.

 

Unfortunately, there is still a forecast model that suggests the severe weather will persist for portions of today.

 

Dave




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