Tornadoes Left Three People Dead In Alabama And Two Others In Tennessee, Massive Damages Were Reported In Metro Atlanta

By Mary Lourd - 01 Dec '16 21:08PM
  • Tornado Sweeps Through Atlanta
  • (Photo : Gavin Averill/Getty Images) ATLANTA - MARCH 15: Michael Wesley, a dental sales representative from Atlanta, talks to a friend on his cellphone as he recovers his belongings from his 2007 Honda Accord that was destroyed by debris thrown by a tornado March 15, 2008 in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. A tornado with 130-mph winds was confirmed by the National Weather Service to of swept through Atlanta the night of March 14.

More than a dozen tornadoes have been reported across Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee this week until noon Central Standard Time (CST) yesterday. Some were spotted across south Alabama, metro Atlanta, western Georgia and western Florida yesterday afternoon.

The National Weather Service (NWS) Storm Prediction Center confirmed that these tornados will perish at 5 p.m. CST. The NWS said that this weekend has a marginal risk of cruel thunderstorms over parts of South Texas and the Texas coast.

On Tuesday night, two were killed in Tennessee and on Wednesday morning, three people were killed during a tornado in Sand Mountain town in Alabama. At 11:30 p.m., CST forecast announced that no severe thunderstorms are expected either today or tomorrow.

"Thunderstorms will be possible Saturday and Sunday night from central and southern Texas east into Western Louisiana. Isolated severe storms will be possible across south Texas east to the middle Texas coast," the NWS Storm Prediction Center forecasted.

Three radar confirmed tornadoes in metro Atlanta on Wednesday was reported. This radar confirmed three tornadoes passed over Buckhead, Carroll, DeKalb-Fulton counties and Paulding, one through north Fulton and Forsyth. Some flights were 15 minutes delayed and others were temporarily canceled at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. They air traffic controller and the airlines were monitoring the weather because the system prompted several strong storms and thunderstorm.

In Cobb Country, tornadoes damages were reported, fierce downed trees, a gas leaked, and an outage was reported. Power lines were knocked down. Around 3:40p.m., Georgia Power reported that approximately 15,000 were without power. Around 6 p.m., there were still more or less 3,700 downed power lines. As of 9 p.m., it was reduced to fewer than 500 customers without electricity.

There had been almost 40 reports of tornadoes since Tuesday evening in the South. There was no instantaneous expression on the degree of damage in metro Atlanta.

 

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