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The April 27-30 Severe Weather Outbreak In The Southeast


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This week, the southeast experienced a major severe weather outbreak.  There were multiple reports of tornadoes, damaging winds, large hail, and severe flooding.  Things got started on Sunday in Arkansas when a powerful EF4 tornado tore through Mayflower and Vilonia Arkansas.  Extreme damage was caused.

On Monday, a lot of tornadoes struck across Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, and other states.  Here are some damage pictures on Twitter and some amazing tornado videos.

On Wednesday, major flooding took place along the Alabama and NW Florida Gulf Coasts.  The area got 15-25 inches of rain in 24 hours, and that is going to cause major flooding.  Many roads were washed out, rivers rose to record flooding levels, and many homes received flood damage.  Remember, if the road ahead of you is covered with water, turn around and don’t drown!

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So, the people in Alabama and the southeast will need our help!  Volunteers have been out in the damage zones clearing damage since the storms struck.  If you can not volunteer, you can still help!  You can send money to the American Red Cross or The Salvation Army to help with the relief effort. To donate to the American Red Cross, donate online by clicking here. Or donate $10 by texting the word “REDCROSS” to 90999. For donations to The Salvation Army, donate online by clicking here. Or donate $10 by texting the word “STORM” to 80888.

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