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One of the most destructive tornado outbreaks for early March raked across the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys Friday March 2.
According to our Tornado Expert Dr. Greg Forbes, Friday's outbreak has the potential to be the largest on record for the month of March. The existing record for this month is 74 tornadoes in the outbreak of March 11-13, 2006.
As of Saturday morning, there were around 95 reports of tornadoes in at least 10 states from Mississippi to Ohio. Keep in mind tornado reports will be consolidated when damage surveys are done, so these numbers will likely be revised downward.
Thankfully, all of the students were accounted for.
"Praise the Lord. Nobody had a scratch."
You can't say that about the school, though. Most of the building was ripped to shreds just like the countless homes in the twister’s path.
The storms have resulted in at least 31 fatalities. It is the deadliest US tornado outbreak in March since at least the 1994 Palm Sunday tornado outbreak, which killed 40.
Tornadoes began early; shortly after 10:00 am CST, an intense tornado north of Huntsville, Alabama resulted in severe damage to houses and heavily damaged a high school. A long-lived tornadic supercell also formed just north of the Ohio River that afternoon, resulting in extreme damage to numerous communities in southern Indiana, including Marysville and Henryville. At around 6:00 pm EDT, a likely violent tornado slammed into West Liberty, Kentucky with catastrophic damage reported. By 8:20 pm EDT, the Weather Channel was posting that 76 tornadoes had been reported, and the outbreak was not yet over.
Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
Actually, my Mom called last night from Joplin, and she said a lot of people from Joplin had already arrived in Indiana to help! I guess after all the wonderful outpouring they received, they were eager to return the favor.