Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Weather Was Brutal in the South

Courtesy Tuscaloosa News/Dusty Compton

Per the Weather Channel, over 250 people died in the South, 162 in Alabama alone, due to the devastation.  A long-track tornado demolished much of Tuscaloosa, then smashed into Birmingham's west and north sides, and worked its way to Ringgold, GA, a suburb of Chattanooga.

If you are on Twitter, you will want to follow Wayne Grayson of the Tuscaloosa News, who has stunning pictures of the destruction.

If you can, please text REDCROSS to 90999 and a $10 contribution will go to the Red Cross, who will use it for damage relief in the affected areas.  They will be appreciated, especially by those who survived the storms but had their lives uprooted.

In West Tennessee, Steve Ross notes that the high water is threatening low-lying areas, and not just along the Mississippi.  I received an email this morning from a good friend advising that the Loosahatchie was out of its banks where it crosses I-40; it won't crest for a few days, I suspect.  Go here and here for more information about the rivers in our area.

If you are on Twitter and want to know how power restoration is going locally, follow either @MLGW or their savvy communications chief, @GaleJonesCarson.

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