Monday, 24 September, 2018

South braces for stormy day expected to bring tornado risk

South braces for stormy day expected to bring tornado risk South braces for stormy day expected to bring tornado risk
Orlando Vargas | 09 April, 2017, 05:13

He opened the local armory as a shelter.

Those storms will quickly spread eastward as we get close to the evening commute. Don't go near power lines that get blown down.

The heavy downpours also led to flooding in some areas. He reported no deaths or injuries there.

Also worth noting- on Monday night, a man was killed in the Union county SC tornado while he was sleeping in his mobile home.

Several counties in metro Atlanta were under a tornado warning Wednesday morning until about 9 a.m. Comparing that to the last time we had a moderate risk day, you can really see how rare they are.

The strong storms caused damage across north Georgia. The tornado watch area stretches from Kentucky to Alabama and includes all of Middle Tennessee.

He says power lines and trees are down, and some homes were apparently damaged.

An elementary school, a fire department and parts of the downtown area saw significant damage, 40/29 News reports.

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The National Weather Service predicts widespread thunderstorms across much of Alabama and Georgia and into the Florida Panhandle and southwestern SC.

Severe storms unleashed powerful winds, large hail and heavy downpours on Wednesday in the U.S. Southeast and parts of the Midwest, where several damaging tornadoes reportedly touched down and two people were injured, forecasters said.

Meteorologist Mike Griffin said the twister hit in the community of Goodman and was rated an EF-2. There was one minor injury caused by the storm.

Earlier Wednesday, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport temporarily halted flights in the morning, but operations resumed by 1:30 p.m.

These storms are already firing up in the Southeast and will continue to develop through Wednesday evening.

And as storms bore down on Augusta National, the venerable east Georgia club was shut down for the second time this week as golfers were practicing for the opening of the Masters tournament.

As of early Thursday morning, there were no more tornado warnings - which indicate tornadoes are imminent. Highs on Friday will be cooler than average, topping off in the low 60s. Highs will be in the 60s on Saturday and 70s on Sunday.

In Georgia, National Weather Service meteorologist Laura Belanger said about 75 percent of the state could experience severe weather beginning at daybreak and see it increase after 2 p.m. It left downed power lines and trees on roads, said Sandra James, a county sheriff's office dispatcher.

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