On Wednesday evening, a series of storms swept throughout the southern states, hitting Alabama especially hard. Authorities estimate that as many as 231 people have been killed in 6 states, making this one of the most devastating tornado outbreaks in the country’s history.
Here is some video from the local Tuscaloosa ABC Affiliate:
If you want to learn how to help or how to get prepared – here are some links we just received from FEMA:
Disaster Assistance.gov – http://www.disasterassistance.gov/
Help Others Impacted by disasters – http://www.fema.gov/rebuild/recover/howtohelp.shtm (FEMA Donations page)
Ready Tornado Preparedness – http://www.ready.gov/america/beinformed/tornadoes.html
What to do to before, during and after a tornado – http://www.ready.gov/tornadoes
Ready Evacuation Plan – http://www.ready.gov/business/plan/evacplan.html
Recent Tornado and Severe Storm Disasters:
Oklahoma Severe Storms, Tornadoes, And Straight-Line Winds – http://www.fema.gov/news/event.fema?id=14132
North Carolina Severe Storms, Tornadoes, And Flooding – http://www.fema.gov/news/event.fema?id=14092
Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding – http://www.fema.gov/news/event.fema?id=13872
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