Deadly Super Tuesday Tornado Outbreak

Posted on February 8, 2008

SPC Tornado Trends 2008A rare string of powerful February tornadoes killed dozens of people and destroyed homes and businesses in the Mid-South. Wikipedia has been keep track. Currently, they show over fifty tornadoes in four states: Alabama, Arkanas, Kentucky and Tennessee. The death toll stands at 59. On Deadline has some links including this one that shows damage in the hard hit Union University.

You can read some of the reports filed by the National Weather Service here and here. As you can see here and on the chart on the above right the early outbreak has put 2008 way above the norm for this time of year.

This Nightly News video show footage of some of the damage and investigates why some people didn't know these deadly tornadoes were on the way.



Image: NOAA
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