Over the past few days, tornadoes and thunderstorms carved a trail of destruction across the southern United States, killing over 220 people in one of the country’s worst weather disasters in years.
Damage from the storms in Alabama “surpassed what was seen after hurricanes Dennis or Frederick and could exceed what the area saw after hurricanes Katrina or Ivan.”
These videos provide a first-hand view of the destruction caused by these storms.
If you’re on Facebook, the Chattanooga Times Free Press has posted an aerial video of damage in the Tennessee Valley.
Many of us have friends or family that live in the South, and our hearts and prayers go out to those whose lives have been uprooted and their missing loved ones.
Please take a moment to Kristina Chew’s article: Almost 300 Dead After Tornados in South: How You Can Help
And Wonk Room’s uncomfortable but true report, Catastrophic Climate: Storms Kill 292 In States Represented By Climate Pollution Deniers
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