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Claudette’s Tornado Tally Reaches 7 Across 4 States

This photo provided by Alicia Jossey shows debris covering the street in East Brewton, Ala., on Saturday, June 19, 2021. (Alicia Jossey via AP) EAST BREWTON, Ala. (AP) – Thunderstorms associated with Tropical Storm Claudette produced at least seven confirmed tornadoes across the South. National Weather Service surveyors have confirmed three tornadoes in Mississippi, two in Alabama, and one each…

NWS Teams Surveying Alabama Tornado Damage from March 25 Storms

A house is destroyed after a tornado touched down south of Birmingham in the Eagle Point community Thursday, March 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Butch Dill) Teams from the National Weather Service have started surveying the damage from the storms that hit Alabama on Thursday to determine whether they were caused by tornadoes, and if so, how strong they were. So far,…

Weather service: 7 Tornadoes Hit Alabama, Killing At Least 5

The National Weather Service says Alabama has been hit by as many as seven suspected tornadoes in a day of violent weather that left at least five people dead. Meteorologist John De Block in Birmingham says radar indicates one twister began in southwest Alabama and carved a path of destruction for 100 miles, staying on the ground for well over…

NWS Assesses Pike County’s Sunday Storm Damage

After assessing the damage in Troy, the National Weather Service has determined that a tornado did, in fact, hit Troy Sunday morning. Chief Scientist at NWS Kevin Laws says that it was an EF-1 tornado with about 95 miles per hour winds that hit the Hunter’s Mountain Mobile Estates trailer park. “It was just unreal, so unreal,” resident Dexter Hubbard…

Titus Church Members Counting Their Blessings After Thursday’s Tornadoes

The National Weather Service confirmed that at least six tornaodes hit Alabama on Thursday. The strongest one was an EF-2 that hit the Titus community in Elmore County. Sunday, members of New Home Baptist Church attended the first church services since the tornado hit. Some did did suffer some damage to homes and property, but they’re relying on their faith…