Tornadoes cause damage as storm pushes through Deep South

first_img Sharing is caring! 23 Views   no discussions Share News Tornadoes cause damage as storm pushes through Deep South by: – March 9, 2011 (CNN) — Heavy rain and thunderstorms pummeled the Deep South Wednesday morning, spawning a suspected tornado in Alabama and a confirmed twister in Mississippi, and prompting wide-ranging flash flood warnings in several areas, the National Weather Service said. Damage in Terry, Mississippi, early Wednesday morning was caused by a tornado, a National Weather Service survey crew from Jackson, Mississippi said. The tornado was rated an EF-2 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale with winds of 115 mph. Numerous trees were uprooted, and several homes and sheds were damaged by the tornado.An apparent tornado in Theodore, Alabama, caused extensive damage to several businesses, but no fatalities and only minor injuries, according to Lena Phillips with the Theodore Fire Department. It was “30 seconds of pure hell,” said a man who witnessed the scene at a service station in the town of Theodore, Alabama. The station’s awning collapsed, the roof was ripped off and trucks were flipped over, he told CNN affiliate WALA in Mobile. “I’d been through some weather … but nothing like that,” Larry Bosarge told WALA. “It was loud and we had just enough time to take cover.”One bystander said he saw a tornado form and went to find shelter. Tornado warnings issued by the National Weather Service were in effect at various times for parts of southern Alabama and the western Florida Panhandle as the line of storms pressed toward Pensacola. The warning areas are at the lower end of a stretch of severe weather that is forecast to bring plenty of rain as it moves from the Gulf Coast to the Northeast. Flood watches were in effect in much of the mid-Atlantic region, where the heavy rain is expected to arrive later Wednesday into early Thursday.Winds with gusts of 40 to 50 mph were recorded Wednesday morning on the edge of a continuous band of intense storms stretching from southeastern Louisiana into northeastern Georgia.,As the brunt of the storm moved out of Louisiana, it left behind swollen rivers and flooded streets from heavy rains that started just as Mardi Gras ended. CNN affiliate WGNO Metarie, Louisiana, showed motorists gingerly trying to navigate through a foot of water on a busy street Wednesday morning.center_img Tweet Share Sharelast_img read more

Tipp gunning for the Lilywhites

first_imgTipperary take on Kildare this afternoon to see who will get to play Kerry in  the All Ireland final.Tipp have so far beaten Clare, Waterford and Galway en route and will come up against a formidable Kildare team.Tipp FM analyst and former Tipp and Kildare footballer Brian Lacey says this is a great oppurtunity for Tipp to get back to another All Ireland final Throw in is at 1.30  and the game will be broadcast live here on Tipp FM in association with John Corbett Motor Village, Thurles.last_img