Southern States Take Major Tornado Abuse
Matt | On 28, Apr 2011
If you have kept an eye on the news, you’ll know that Wednesday, April 27 will go down in the weather history books.
I don’t know what God is trying to tell us with all of this faulty weather, but He definitely has my attention! One of my Facebook friends, who is originally from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, shared the video above from yesterday’s storms. It’s an up-close look at one of the tornadoes barreling down on this major western Alabama city. All I can do is watch in amazement as my heart goes out to the people affected.
From 8:00 a.m. CT Wednesday through Thursday morning, according to The Weather Channel, five states were hit with 249 deaths related to an epic outbreak of tornadoes. In Alabama alone, 160 people died in the devastating storm system. The deaths were caused by over 130 separate tornadoes. This is the worst outbreak of severe weather since 1974 when 315 people were killed in several states, according the National Weather Center.
Saturday, April 30 update: The tornado outbreak of April 27 is now the deadliest in history, surpassing the 1974 record. Unfortunately, the death toll stands at 337 according to the Associated Press. At least 137 tornadoes were reported on the ground in several states that day.