Damage & Fatalities from Severe Storms in the South
2017 has started with destructive storms and deaths in the South. Intense storms from Monday created damage in parts of Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. Five folks lost their lives when the storms moved through the region.
Just spoke w/ Houston Co Sheriff Donald Valenza. Confirmed 4 fatalities in one structure in Rehobeth area. Prayers for those impacted today.
— Gov. Robert Bentley (@GovernorBentley) January 3, 2017
At least 12 tornado touchdowns were reported. Some of the most extensive damage was found in Alabama near Gulf Shores.
Posted by Holly Wilson Shedeck on Monday, January 2, 2017
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Blinding rain in Gulf Shores, Alabama on Monday as severe weather ripped through the South!WeatherNationTV.com
Posted by WeatherNation on Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Louisiana also dealt with severe weather on Monday. Strong wind gusts produced damage to trees and structures.
Tornicane. Hurrinado. Whatever it was.. it was crazy!!
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walking to work Walmart lost their roof too. ole Marksville took a lick on this one
Posted by Jamie Peck on Monday, January 2, 2017
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Here is some pics of the damage to our home and vehicles in Marksville
Posted by Kacie Marie Lemoine on Monday, January 2, 2017
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Heavy rain produced flooding in some areas across the South. More than 3″ fell with some of the storms.
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The severe weather risk is much lower today, with only a marginal risk in the Mid Atlantic. As the cold front and low pressure center moves out into the Atlantic Ocean, the severe threat will diminish.
— NWS SPC (@NWSSPC) January 3, 2017
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels