Tornado kills ten in Mississippi

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 1:22 PM GMT on April 25, 2010

Share this Blog
3
+

A powerful 1/2 to 1-mile wide tornado cut a path of enormous destruction across the state of Mississippi yesterday, killing at least ten and injuring dozens. It was the deadliest tornado in the U.S. since May 10, 2008, when an EF-4 tornado killed 22 people in Oklahoma and Missouri. The damage I've seen so far from photos of yesterday's tornado appears to be mainly of the EF-3 variety, though we will have to wait for the official damage surveys to be sure. The supercell thunderstorm that spawned the tornado or family of tornadoes maintained a continuous circulation from the time the tornado first touched down in Louisiana near the Mississippi border until the tornado reached the Alabama border. This is an extremely rare occurrence. If the 188-mile path of destruction across Mississippi was from a single tornado, it would rank as one of the longest tracks by a single tornado on record. The record of 219 miles is held by the deadliest tornado of all time, the great Tri-State Tornado of 1925 (though there is some dispute over whether this was one tornado or a family of tornadoes.) Our severe weather expert Dr. Rob Carver has a more complete analysis and imagery of yesterday's tornadoes.


Figure 1. Doppler radar storm-relative velocity of the mile-wide tornado that affected Yazoo City, Mississippi On April 24, 2010. This is an unusually wide and strong circulation for a supercell thunderstorm.

More severe weather expected today along the East Coast
The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) outlined a "Slight Risk" region of concern for severe weather today along the East Coast, from Maryland to Northern Florida. Yesterday, SPC had Mississippi underneath the first "High Risk" area of severe weather concern for the year. As usual, you can follow today's severe weather outbreak with our interactive tornado page and our severe weather page..


Figure 2. Severe weather reports for Saturday. Note the long line of red tornado reports extending across the state of Mississippi. These reports originated from a single supercell thunderstorm that spawned one or more tornadoes that carved out a 188-mile lone path of destruction across the state. Image credit: Storm Prediction Center.

Jeff Masters

Storm Lines (thomasanthony)
A quick line of storm clouds came over Lawrence around 7pm. I forgot to change my ISO back after shooting eagles earlier in low light thus a noisy shot.
Storm Lines
Tornado damage in Choctaw County (richardlove310)
Tornado damage in Choctaw County
Tornado damage in Choctaw County (richardlove310)
Tornado damage in Choctaw County

Reader Comments

Comments will take a few seconds to appear.

Post Your Comments

Please sign in to post comments.

or Join

Not only will you be able to leave comments on this blog, but you'll also have the ability to upload and share your photos in our Wunder Photos section.

Display: 0, 50, 100, 200 Sort: Newest First - Order Posted

Viewing: 635 - 585

Page: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24Blog Index

Good maorning tampaspin and everyone else man what a storm early this morning the best lightning show ive seen in a long time and the rain was amazing now i have a question whats a good site to see the models? thank thank you
Member Since: Posts: Comments:
Member Since: September 2, 2007 Posts: 177 Comments: 20430
Preliminary damage report from Jackson, MS NWS. This Link is to their Public Information Statement page.


PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS
1009 PM CDT SUN APR 25 2010

...UPDATED STATEMENT INCLUDES TORNADO DAMAGE INFORMATION IN EAST
CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI...

...PRELIMINARY INFORMATION FROM STORM DAMAGE SURVEYS
TODAY...

FOUR NWS STORM DAMAGE SURVEY TEAMS HAVE BEEN SURVEYING DAMAGE
FROM AROUND THE REGION CAUSED BY THE DEVASTATING STORMS OF
SATURDAY.

THE FOLLOWING IS PRELIMINARY INFORMATION REGARDING
THE MAJOR STORM THAT MOVED FROM NORTHEAST LOUISIANA ACROSS
CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI.

NWS SURVEY TEAMS SURVEYED THE PATH OF THE STORM FROM ITS
START WEST OF TALLULAH, LOUISIANA TO AS FAR AS DURANT,
MISSISSIPPI. TORNADO DAMAGE...MUCH OF IT STRONG...WAS FOUND
ALONG THIS ENTIRE PATH...AT LEAST IN THOSE AREAS ACCESSIBLE
BY ROAD. BASED ON THESE SURVEYS...THIS IS A SUMMARY OF
THE INFORMATION SO FAR:

PATH LENGTH: 97 MILES...THIS LENGTH WILL INCREASE AS MORE
DAMAGE IS SURVEYED EAST OF TODAY`S SURVEY
MAXIMUM WIDTH: 1.75 MILES
RATING: EF4, WITH MAXIMUM WINDS OF 170 MPH
CASUALTIES: 10 TOTAL FATALITIES WITH DOZENS OF INJURIES

A NUMBER OF AREAS OF EF3 DAMAGE WITH ESTIMATED WINDS OF 150 TO 165
MPH WERE FOUND ALONG THE PATH. TWO AREAS OF EF4 DAMAGE WITH MAXIMUM
WINDS OF 170 MPH WERE FOUND...ONE IN YAZOO CITY...AND THE OTHER IN
HOLMES COUNTY.

ANOTHER SURVEY TEAM JUST FINISHED SURVEYING DAMAGE IN CHOCTAW
COUNTY...CAUSED BY THE SAME STORM. THIS DAMAGE HAS BEEN DETERMINED
TO BE AT LEAST HIGH END EF3...AND IT WAS FOUND THAT THE DAMAGE PATH
CONTINUES INTO OKTIBBEHA COUNTY. WHETHER OR NOT THIS IS A PART OF A
CONTINUOUS TORNADO PATH ALL THE WAY BACK TO ITS START IN NORTHEAST
LOUISIANA HAS YET TO BE DETERMINED. NWS SURVEY TEAMS WILL BE IN
HOLMES...ATTALA...AND OKTIBBEHA COUNTIES AGAIN MONDAY TO TRY TO
DETERMINE HOW FAR NORTHEAST THE TRACK EXTENDS..AND WILL ALSO
BE ATTEMPTING TO OBTAIN AERIAL DATA TO HELP CONFIRM A CONTINUOUS
PATH.

IT MUST BE STRESSED THAT ALL OF THIS INFORMATION IS PRELIMINARY AND
SUBJECT TO LATER ADJUSTMENT. A TORNADO OF THIS STRENGTH AND
MAGNITUDE REQUIRES A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF DAMAGE SURVEYS AND DATA
ANALYSIS. THE NWS WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE UPDATES AS ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION IS OBTAINED...AND IS PLANNING TO HOLD A MEDIA BRIEFING
LATER THIS WEEK TO PROVIDE A FULL ANALYSIS OF THE STORM AND THE
DAMAGE SURVEY RESULTS.

THE FOLLOWING IS PRELIMINARY INFORMATION REGARDING TORNADO DAMAGE
FOUND IN EAST CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI.

SMITH COUNTY
BEGINNING POINT: 9 MILES SOUTHWEST OF RALEIGH
ENDING POINT: 2 MILES E OF RALEIGH
RATING: EF-1
PATH LENGTH: 10 MILES
MAXIMUM WIDTH: 50 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

SUMMARY OF DAMAGES: SMALL TREES WERE SNAPPED, LARGE LIMBS WERE
DOWN AND 2 LARGE HARDWOOD TREES WERE UPROOTED.


JASPER AND LAUDERDALE COUNTIES
BEGINNING POINT:2 MILES NORTHEAST OF MONTROSE
ENDING POINT: 2 MILES NORTH OF SAVOY
RATING: EF-2
PATH LENGTH: 28 MILES
MAXIMUM WIDTH: .6 MILES
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

SUMMARY OF DAMAGES: MAJOR STRUCTURAL DAMAGE OCCURRED TO A CHURCH
INCLUDING MAJOR ROOF DAMAGE. SHINGLES AND SIDING WERE BLOWN OFF OF
A HOUSE AND AN OUTBUILDING WAS DESTROYED ALONG WITH DAMAGE TO A
GRAIN SILO. NUMEROUS LARGE AND VERY LARGE SOFTWOOD AND HARDWOOD
TREES WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED.


LAUDERDALE AND KEMPER COUNTIES
BEGINNING POINT: 2 MILES SW PRISMATIC
ENDING POINT: 2 MILES NORTHWEST OF PRISMATIC
RATING: EF-1
PATH LENGTH: 3.6 MILES
MAXIMUM WIDTH: 100 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

SUMMARY OF DAMAGES:4 BARNS WERE DESTROYED OR DAMAGED, A PORTION OF
A METAL BUILDING ROOF WAS TORN OFF AND A SHED WAS DESTROYED.
NUMEROUS MEDIUM AND LARGE TREES UPROOTED AND SNAPPED ALONG PATH.


THE NWS WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL OF OUR PARTNERS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT
AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FOR THEIR INVALUABLE ASSISTANCE IN
PERFORMING OUR DAMAGE SURVEYS.

$$

AEG/GRG/SCW/BK/DH/DL


Member Since: Posts: Comments:
Quoting indianrivguy:


It's not a tough call at all.. there was no natural connection between Okeechobee Lake and the Caloosahatchee, or the St. Lucie estuaries. Because all water issues south of Orlando default to big sugar, the water is not allowed to go where it went naturally.. the Florida Everglades. The ONLY reason the estuaries get devastated by these releases is to protect sugar interests.


Your point is well taken (I forgot about the Sugar interests and was thinking about canal flooding in the developed areas).....Development, canals and agricuture have ruined the Everglades......
Member Since: Posts: Comments:
Quoting weathermanwannabe:


Its a very tough call between Man and Nature with the timing and effect of the water dumps...As a fisherman who used to live in South Florida, I loved the water dumps for the Snook action, but, hate to see the estuary affected (trout action)...Very fond memories of that area and I keep the Indian River Lagoon license plate on the truck even though I have lived in North Florida for several years...


It's not a tough call at all.. there was no natural connection between Okeechobee Lake and the Caloosahatchee, or the St. Lucie estuaries. Because all water issues south of Orlando default to big sugar, the water is not allowed to go where it went naturally.. the Florida Everglades. The ONLY reason the estuaries get devastated by these releases is to protect sugar interests.
Member Since: September 23, 2006 Posts: 1 Comments: 2427
630. beell
Quoting PensacolaDoug:



I wouldn't encourage him there either.


You had to bring up my momentary lapse of control, didn't ya!
Got my grin on this morning.
)
Member Since: Posts: Comments:
Quoting TampaTom:


The path of the EF3/4 killer tornado has been estimated to be about 188 miles - nearly across the entire state of Mississippi.

Tornadoes of such long duration are very rare. Considering the Tri-State tornado of 1925 (the longest ever recorded) had a duration of 219 miles, this puts the Yazoo City storm into some rare company. And, add to that the debate that claims the Tri-state was possibly a tornado family, this could be the record-holder.


US counts cost after deadly twisters

Rescuers in Mississippi have scoured wreckage for survivors of deadly tornadoes that tore through the southern US state, killing at least 10 people and destroying dozens of homes.

The National Guard fanned out across affected areas, using Humvees to reach hard-hit Yazoo County, nestled in hills that rise sharply out of the Mississippi Delta. Others surveyed the damage from Blackhawk helicopters.

The storms began early Saturday in neighbouring Louisiana, later cutting west to east across Mississippi, leaving a trail of death and destruction in their wake.

Mississippi Emergency Management Agency spokesman Jeff Rent says counting the cost of the disaster will be a big challenge.

He says victims of the tornadoes included three children and a husband and wife in Choctaw County.

The toll could well mount as rescuers clear the debris from Saturday's storms, which tore roofs off buildings, reduced homes to splinters, overturned vehicles, downed power lines and toppled trees onto the roads.

Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour teared up as he described the damage in his hometown of Yazoo City.

"It reminds me of [Hurricane] Katrina," he said, describing the tornado as "enormous".

"By God's grace, it did not go into the central part of the city or the most populated areas.

"There are a number of businesses that have been destroyed, others that have been severely damaged. There are churches that have been obliterated.

"There are many, many homes that are damaged, some that are destroyed."

Survivors told dramatic stories of narrow escapes from tornadoes that meteorologists said were up to 1.6 kilometres wide and packed winds of nearly 165 miles per hour.

Sandra Grayson, who was sitting on her front porch just outside Yazoo City when she saw a tornado come tearing over a nearby hill, ran and hid inside her bathroom.

"I could hear all around me the trees twisting and swaying," she told The Clarion-Ledger newspaper.

"I asked God to hug us because it was like you could just tell you were looking in the eyes of death."

The federal government and the American Red Cross dispatched rescue teams to the disaster zone.

Tarps, meals and water were being distributed as officials called for volunteers to help coordinate efforts in Yazoo City to remove fallen trees, splintered homes and other debris.

Electricity company Entergy said the tornado "caused widespread damage to Entergy facilities," leaving hundreds without power.

© AFP 2010
Member Since: Posts: Comments:
Member Since: September 10, 2007 Posts: 0 Comments: 10576
627. Dr3w
One busy night in Fort Pierce on the east coast of Florida. We lot power twice, had trees fall down and block the driveway, and many lightning strikes.
I noticed on a radar from 1 a.m to 6 a.m that the entire system began to rotate
Member Since: Posts: Comments:
Quoting MahFL:
TampaTom, what did you find incredable about the Miss Tornados ?
The path of the EF3/4 killer tornado has been estimated to be about 188 miles - nearly across the entire state of Mississippi.

Tornadoes of such long duration are very rare. Considering the Tri-State tornado of 1925 (the longest ever recorded) had a duration of 219 miles, this puts the Yazoo City storm into some rare company. And, add to that the debate that claims the Tri-state was possibly a tornado family, this could be the record-holder.
Member Since: Posts: Comments:
Quoting indianrivguy:


they started dumping Okeechobee water into the St. Lucie estuary last week.. I would expect this to continue and destroy the recovery the estuary made due to drought.


Its a very tough call between Man and Nature with the timing and effect of the water dumps...As a fisherman who used to live in South Florida, I loved the water dumps for the Snook action, but, hate to see the estuary affected (trout action)...Very fond memories of that area and I keep the Indian River Lagoon license plate on the truck even though I have lived in North Florida for several years...
Member Since: Posts: Comments:
Mornin' Dougie!
Member Since: September 23, 2006 Posts: 1 Comments: 2427
Quoting beell:


Stick to GW, JF



I wouldn't encourage him there either.
Member Since: Posts: Comments:
622. MahFL
TampaTom, what did you find incredable about the Miss Tornados ?
Member Since: Posts: Comments:
Quoting weathermanwannabe:
Good Morning.........No water/drought problems with Lake O and South Florida this year.....


they started dumping Okeechobee water into the St. Lucie estuary last week.. I would expect this to continue and destroy the recovery the estuary made due to drought.
Member Since: September 23, 2006 Posts: 1 Comments: 2427
Good morning!

3.43" of precip. at my place (Plam Harbor, FL.)out of that stuff last night.


Storm, got 3.25 here in Oldsmar. Just about double our April average.
Member Since: Posts: Comments:
Amazing lightning show at 230 this morning in Melbourne.
Member Since: Posts: Comments:
GFS did quite well with this event... NAM was having quite a bit of issues.
Member Since: August 14, 2008 Posts: 4 Comments: 4881
Good Morning!

Great camping weather all weekend and got the tent up with time to spare before the squall line hit. Downed trees kept the power people busy all weekend.
Member Since: Posts: Comments:
Quoting StormW:
Good morning!

3.43" of precip. at my place (Plam Harbor, FL.)out of that stuff last night.

ISSUANCE OF DAILY TROPICAL WEATHER SYNOPSIS/OUTLOOK

Morning StormW, How's your little part of this big world today?
Member Since: Posts: Comments:
Finally starting to clear we had 1,500 lighting strikes in 15 minutes here about an hour ago. CraZiness ...
Member Since: December 18, 2006 Posts: 7 Comments: 2685
613. Skyepony (Mod)
Good morning everyone. Not too bad here. Head high corn is still standing. The worst of the lightning to the west never seemed to arrive, never even shut down the computer. I had 1.26" recorded by my PWS. Highest gust was 8mph.

RECORD EVENT REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE
425 AM EDT MON APR 26 2010

...RECORD DAILY MAXIMUM RAINFALL SET AT ORLANDO INTERNATIONAL
YESTERDAY...

A RECORD RAINFALL OF 1.80 INCHES WAS SET AT ORLANDO INTERNATIONAL
YESTERDAY, SUNDAY, APRIL 25. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 1.79 SET
IN 1956.

$$
MRT

Lightning was worse since midnight than yesterday across the area.

Lightning/2000 v4.9.6 Summary (Monday, April 26, 2010 at 8:22:12 AM EDT)

Since midnight (502.2 mins.):
Total strokes: 182,658 (avg. 363.7/min.)
Intracloud/Intercloud strokes: 96,484 - 52.8% (avg. 192.1/min.)
+IC: 60,030 - 62.2% (avg. 119.5/min.)
-IC: 36,454 - 37.8% (avg. 72.6/min.)
Cloud to ground strokes: 84,206 - 46.1% (avg. 167.7/min.)
+CG: 11,886 - 14.1% (avg. 23.7/min.)
-CG: 72,320 - 85.9% (avg. 144.0/min.)
Compact Intercloud Discharge: 998 - 0.5% (avg. 2.0/min.)

Total flashes: 77,473 (avg. 154.3/min.)
Cloud to ground flashes: 42,514 (avg. 84.7/min.)
+CG flashes: 6871 (avg. 13.7/min.)
-CG flashes: 35,643 (avg. 71.0/min.)
Intercloud/Intracloud flashes: 33,961 (avg. 67.6/min.)
+IC flashes: 20,519 (avg. 40.9/min.)
-IC flashes: 13,442 (avg. 26.8/min.)

Total nearby flashes: 271 (avg. 0.540/min.)
Total noises: 29,042 (avg. 57.8/min., 13.7%)
Total energy: 240,085 (avg. 478.1/min., 131%, squelch = 3)

Member Since: Posts: Comments:
Good Morning.........No water/drought problems with Lake O and South Florida this year.....
Member Since: Posts: Comments:
Now THAT was a long night in the Tampa Bay area... we got quite a bit of rain as well...

Incredible story about that tornado in Mississippi...
Member Since: Posts: Comments:
Member Since: Posts: Comments:
<
Member Since: Posts: Comments:
Member Since: Posts: Comments:
Member Since: Posts: Comments:
Member Since: Posts: Comments:

Member Since: Posts: Comments:
603. IKE
From Mobile,AL. weather office...

LONG TERM (THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY)...


UPPER LEVEL RIDGING WILL BEGIN TO SHIFT EAST BY LATE WEEK AS AN UPPER
TROUGH SETS UP OVER THE WEST. RETURN FLOW BEGINS ON THURSDAY AND BRINGS
UNSETTLED WEATHER TO THE AREA BY LATE THURSDAY AS DEEP MOISTURE FROM
THE CARIBBEAN WILL BRING PLENTY OF MOISTURE INTO THE AREA THROUGH THE
WEEKEND.
A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH THE AREA LATE IN THE WEEK HOWEVER
THE FRONT WILL STALL FAR TO OUT WEST. WEAK DISTURBANCES IN THE FLOW
ALOFT WILL BRING SCATTERED CONVECTION ON FRIDAY THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

Member Since: June 9, 2005 Posts: 23 Comments: 37858
600. GeoffreyWPB
11:52 AM GMT on April 26, 2010
Under a Tornado Warning. Rainfall rates 2-4 inches.

Member Since: September 10, 2007 Posts: 0 Comments: 10576
598. WxLogic
11:43 AM GMT on April 26, 2010
Quoting StormW:
Good morning!

3.43" of precip. at my place (Plam Harbor, FL.)out of that stuff last night.

ISSUANCE OF DAILY TROPICAL WEATHER SYNOPSIS/OUTLOOK


Morning,

2.90" at my location between yesterday and this morning. You had a pretty good train of storms out there.
Member Since: August 14, 2008 Posts: 4 Comments: 4881
597. WxLogic
11:41 AM GMT on April 26, 2010
Good morning...

Member Since: August 14, 2008 Posts: 4 Comments: 4881
596. BenBIogger
11:38 AM GMT on April 26, 2010
Moderate chance of Tornadoes all across South Florida.
Member Since: March 19, 2009 Posts: 0 Comments: 1419
595. indianrivguy
11:34 AM GMT on April 26, 2010
Mornin' Senior Chief, and thanks for the synopsis
Member Since: September 23, 2006 Posts: 1 Comments: 2427
593. Snowlover123
11:21 AM GMT on April 26, 2010
Okay... sinc I seem to be the only person frequently commenting, I'll leave. Ciao for ow peeps! :0)
Member Since: April 1, 2010 Posts: 9 Comments: 2699
592. Snowlover123
11:19 AM GMT on April 26, 2010
Quoting charlottefl:
Morning everyone, in Bonita Springs here it's crazy.
Lightning every 4 or 5 seconds 40-50mph winds.
We lost power here twice, and I work for FPL. Hopefully this passes quick.,


It will probably pass quickly. It's just a narrow band of storms, and the Tornado Watch expired at 7 am for Southern Florida.
Member Since: April 1, 2010 Posts: 9 Comments: 2699
591. Snowlover123
11:18 AM GMT on April 26, 2010
Quoting CybrTeddy:
Last night was real intense! It was thundering so badly I lost power.


I never knew that thunder could cause you to lose power! :)
Member Since: April 1, 2010 Posts: 9 Comments: 2699
590. Snowlover123
11:15 AM GMT on April 26, 2010
Sea ice has fallen...

Member Since: April 1, 2010 Posts: 9 Comments: 2699
589. charlottefl
11:15 AM GMT on April 26, 2010
Morning everyone, in Bonita Springs here it's crazy.
Lightning every 4 or 5 seconds 40-50mph winds.
We lost power here twice, and I work for FPL. Hopefully this passes quick.,
Member Since: December 18, 2006 Posts: 7 Comments: 2685
588. Snowlover123
11:09 AM GMT on April 26, 2010
Quoting IKE:
6Z GFS at 114 hours...


It is around that time of season fpr the EPAC. The hurricane season there starts on May 15th.
Member Since: April 1, 2010 Posts: 9 Comments: 2699
587. Snowlover123
11:07 AM GMT on April 26, 2010
Hello, everybody, I wanted to start you off, tat a tornado is in Florida again...

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
ISSUED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
656 AM EDT MON APR 26 2010

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MIAMI HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
EAST CENTRAL HENDRY COUNTY IN SOUTHERN FLORIDA...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF DEVILS GARDEN...

* UNTIL 730 AM EDT

* AT 653 AM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR DEVILS
GARDEN...MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 35 MPH.

* THE TORNADO WILL OTHERWISE REMAIN OVER MAINLY RURAL AREAS OF THE
INDICATED COUNTY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

WHEN A TORNADO WARNING IS ISSUED BASED ON DOPPLER RADAR...IT MEANS
THAT STRONG ROTATION HAS BEEN DETECTED IN THE STORM. A TORNADO MAY
ALREADY BE ON THE GROUND...OR IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP SHORTLY. IF YOU
ARE IN THE PATH OF THIS DANGEROUS STORM...MOVE INDOORS AND TO THE
LOWEST LEVEL OF THE BUILDING. STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS. IF DRIVING...DO
NOT SEEK SHELTER UNDER A HIGHWAY OVERPASS.

THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS IN A BASEMENT. GET UNDER A
WORKBENCH OR OTHER PIECE OF STURDY FURNITURE. IF NO BASEMENT IS
AVAILABLE...SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE BUILDING IN AN
INTERIOR HALLWAY OR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. USE BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO
COVER YOUR BODY AND ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES...EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A
SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE...LIE FLAT IN THE
NEAREST DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.

Member Since: April 1, 2010 Posts: 9 Comments: 2699
586. IKE
10:58 AM GMT on April 26, 2010
Quoting indianrivguy:
Mornin' Ike


Morning.

6Z NAM
Member Since: June 9, 2005 Posts: 23 Comments: 37858
585. indianrivguy
10:57 AM GMT on April 26, 2010
Mornin' Ike
Member Since: September 23, 2006 Posts: 1 Comments: 2427

Viewing: 635 - 585

Page: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24Blog Index

Top of Page

About JeffMasters

Jeff co-founded the Weather Underground in 1995 while working on his Ph.D. He flew with the NOAA Hurricane Hunters from 1986-1990.