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Lots of tornadic activity yesterday

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CDC: On tornadoes

Tornado in Dallas: “Considering the path the storm took — it went across a pretty densely populated part of our city — we should consider ourselves very fortunate we didn’t lose any lives; [there were] no fatalities and no serious injuries,” Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson said at a news conference Monday.


Dayton after the tornadoes

Multiple Tornadoes Touch Down In Dayton, Ohio

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El Reno, OK: The Skyview Mobile Home Park, the American Budget Inn motel and other nearby businesseshave sustained major damage and at least 2 people have been killed and others taken to hospitals.


A “Tornado Emergency” for the Jefferson City, MO


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A Major Severe Weather Outbreak is Forecast Today and/or Tonight

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12 minutes of warning and still people died. Why? Poverty


“……On Sunday afternoon, sirens wailed and cellphones erupted with about 12 minutes of notice that a funnel cloud had dropped from a foreboding Alabama sky and was bound for Beauregard.

In forecasting, double-digit lead time is considered an extraordinary scientific feat, and officials said the warning was issued as soon as there was data available. But in a place with widespread poverty and few places to hide, the urgent forecast could not save everyone who did not have time to find safe shelter. Others simply disregarded the warning…….”

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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