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peterose313

Severe Weather Causing Tornadic Activity In The South

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Powerful storms stretching from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes wrecked two Indiana towns and killed at least eight people Friday as the system tore roofs off schools and homes, flattened a fire station, flipped over tractor-trailer trucks and damaged a maximum security prison. It was the second deadly tornado outbreak this week.

Authorities reported the eight deaths in southern Indiana, where Marysville was leveled and nearby Henryville also suffered extreme damage. Each is home to about 2,000 people. "Marysville is completely gone," said Clark County Sheriff's Department Maj. Chuck Adams.

http://www.cnn.com/2....html?hpt=hp_t1

http://gma.yahoo.com...--abc-news.html

http://hosted.ap.org...-03-02-19-15-47

To all the people down there, stay safe and seek shelter when necessary!

Edit: updated links with stories and an updated quote box

Edited by peterose313

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just heard on the news schools are letting out early due to more storms approaching

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Already there have been twice the typical expected number of tornado's reported thus far this year, and based on that it looks like it could be shaping up to be another very active spring severe-weather season.

The southern and mid-western states typically bear the brunt of these outbreaks, however we have to keep in mind that the northeast is hardly immune from seeing severe weather.

Let me ask you this: How many of you have a NOAA All Hazards radio receiver to get severe weather warnings broadcast from the National Weather Service?

In my opinion, having one of these is just as important as having (working) smoke and CO detectors in your house. Tornado's can easily form from within a thunderstorm under the right conditions, how will you know if you are in the path of one of these if you're asleep, or don't have a TV on, or you're just not paying attention...?

These radio's are relatively inexpensive and could even save your life. they come in desktop and portable versions.

You can sign up for severe weather text alerts delivered to your cell phone from WeatherUnderground.com or Weather.com, or you can get weather APPs for your android or iPhone.

Also many mid-to-higher-end programmable scanners will accept Weather Alert S.A.M.E. (Specific Area Message Encoding) codes to alert you to county specific warning broadcasts. See your instruction manual for programming steps.

(I still prefer a stand-alone weather alert radio.)

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/

http://www.nws.noaa....nwr/nwrrcvr.htm

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A few tornados have also touched down in the Chattanooga Tenn, Hamilton county a few minutes ago. Spotters reporting severe damage. Same line of storms that hit Alabama a little while ago

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Reported tornadoes destroyed several houses and hit a maximum security prison in northern Alabama as bad weather threatened more twisters across the region Friday, two days after a storm system killed 13 people in the Midwest and South.

Huntsville police spokesman Harry Hobbs said people have been injured in Madison County and were being taken to hospitals in the area. He did not know the extent of the injuries, or how many people were hurt.

Reported tornadoes hit Alabama homes, prison

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