Global & Disaster Medicine

Yesterday’s Tornadoes – AL and GA

FEMA Daily Ops

Current Situation: Multiple tornadoes touched down Sunday afternoon/evening in AL and GA. NWS confirmed an EF-4 tornado in Lee County, AL. Hundreds of homes and multiple public buildings have been damaged and dozens of transportation routes have been impacted in eastern AL and western GA.


  • Food, Water and Shelter
  • • Shelters: (ARC Midnight shelter count, 6:00 a.m. EST) ₒ AL: 2 open w/ 12 occupants ₒ GA: 2 open w/ 17 occupants Health and Medical
  • • Fatalities/Injuries: ₒ AL: 23 confirmed fatalities; approx. 30 people missing (Region IV SPOTREP) ₒ GA: No reported fatalities
  • Energy: Minimal power outages across the impacted area (EAGLE-I, as of 6:45 a.m. EST)*
  • Transportation
  • • AL: Multiple aircraft and hangars damaged at airport in Barbour County; several roads reported impassable in Lee County
  • State and Local Response:
  • • AL EOC at Partial Activation; Governor extended a State of Emergency
  • • Governor requested Expedited Major Disaster Declaration
  • • GA EOC at Partial Activation; Governor declaring a State of Emergency
  • • Damage assessments with state/local officials ongoing
  • FEMA Region IV Response:
  • • RWC at Steady State, continues to monitor
  • • IMAT-1 deployed to AL EOC
  • • IMAT-2 demobilized from GA and is Partially Mission Capable
  • • LNO deployed to AL; LNO demobilized from GA

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