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Tornado Warning for Birmingham, AL
The Weather Channel ^ | 4/28/14 | Weather Channel

Posted on 04/28/2014 8:09:36 PM PDT by CedarDave

Just announced on the Weather Channel


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Alabama
KEYWORDS: alabama; birmingham; supercells; tornado; warning
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1 posted on 04/28/2014 8:09:36 PM PDT by CedarDave
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To: CedarDave

Another just south of Tuscalosa

Three supercells being watched...


2 posted on 04/28/2014 8:10:59 PM PDT by CedarDave (CNN: The "Crisis News Channel" - all Flight 370 hysteria and global warming blather, all the time.)
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To: CedarDave

I’ve been surprised over the last decade by the fact that “mountains” don’t preclude Big Time tornado damage.


3 posted on 04/28/2014 8:15:59 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

The Blue Ridge provides some degree of protection on the east coast from tornadic weather in the Ohio Valley. Look at the forecast maps for the ongoing storms through Wednesday. The areas with a higher likelihood are split right at the southwestern tip of NC where the higher mountains begin. So, the belief is not entirely without merit. What’s without merit is somehow believing that anyplace is completely “safe” from ever having a tornado. There have been tornadoes in the Blue Ridge, one particularly tragic one at Rye Cove, Virginia. But, they’re far less common to the point of being unusual, whereas east and west it’s typical late spring weather to get tornado warnings.


4 posted on 04/28/2014 8:21:12 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: CedarDave

To pass north of downtown; heading for Brookside then Gardendale, potentially EF-3


5 posted on 04/28/2014 8:22:41 PM PDT by CedarDave (CNN: The "Crisis News Channel" - all Flight 370 hysteria and global warming blather, all the time.)
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To: RegulatorCountry
"What’s without merit is somehow believing that anyplace is completely “safe” from ever having a tornado."

That's the Truth that I've seen.

The Bomb Shelters built in the 50's and early 60's on private property are still valuable.

6 posted on 04/28/2014 8:25:15 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: CedarDave

The Tuscalosa storm is the bigger storm, moving east of the city along I-20. Brookwood in direct sights.


7 posted on 04/28/2014 8:30:25 PM PDT by CedarDave (CNN: The "Crisis News Channel" - all Flight 370 hysteria and global warming blather, all the time.)
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To: CedarDave

The Tuscalosa storm, if it holds together, is heading for Birmingham downtown in about an hour. Just issued another warning for Birmingham for the Tuscalosa cell. The earlier one passed to the north of Gardendale.


8 posted on 04/28/2014 8:41:04 PM PDT by CedarDave (CNN: The "Crisis News Channel" - all Flight 370 hysteria and global warming blather, all the time.)
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To: CedarDave

Al Roker and Stephanie Abrams are both spending the night in Birmingham to get ready for morning live shots in the Meridian/Tupelo MS area. They may not have to go as far in the morning.


9 posted on 04/28/2014 8:46:52 PM PDT by CedarDave (CNN: The "Crisis News Channel" - all Flight 370 hysteria and global warming blather, all the time.)
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Mrs. Doomonyou just contacted family in Birmingham, They are in the basement. Also more family in Gardendale,


10 posted on 04/28/2014 9:01:03 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Doomonyou

Tornado on the ground in Bessemer. Debris ball on radar.

Bessemer is just southwest of downtown Birmingham and heavily populated.

Pray.


11 posted on 04/28/2014 9:28:39 PM PDT by CWW (Pray for God's Protection!)
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To: CedarDave

Watching WVTM online. Looks like the tornado is inbound on Birmingham. Possibility of multiple vortices, big and dangerous. God have mercy.


12 posted on 04/28/2014 9:28:54 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: CWW

Bessemer tornado 1/4 to 3/4 miles wide.


13 posted on 04/28/2014 9:30:03 PM PDT by CWW (Pray for God's Protection!)
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WVTM personnel...some of them are going into the station’s basement. I can hear thuinderclaps in the background on the audio.


14 posted on 04/28/2014 9:32:11 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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Going right through Bessemer. Many blocks being hit. Now past Bessemer headed toward Lipsomb uo Jefferson Ave. into downtown Birmingham.


15 posted on 04/28/2014 9:32:31 PM PDT by CWW (Pray for God's Protection!)
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PzFeed Top News ‏@PzFeed BREAKING NEWS: Reports of UAB Medical West in Bessemer taking a direct hit from tornado.
16 posted on 04/28/2014 9:33:54 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: hoagy62

Alert!!!! Go to safe place now.

Live tornado storm system in Alabama...heading for basement around Birmingham alabama.....shows lightening sky....now

WVTM live link

http://www.alabamas13.com/category/256224/live-stream


17 posted on 04/28/2014 9:34:06 PM PDT by caww
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To: CWW

Wow - another vortex may be headed to home wood - a very nice and wealthy suburb just south oh the city of Birmingham.


18 posted on 04/28/2014 9:34:36 PM PDT by CWW (Pray for God's Protection!)
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On it’s way into downtown Birmingham they think....


19 posted on 04/28/2014 9:36:10 PM PDT by caww
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Estimating downtown Birmingham in 10 minutes.


20 posted on 04/28/2014 9:37:00 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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...Prayers for all...


21 posted on 04/28/2014 9:38:38 PM PDT by yield 2 the right
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Is there anything worse than a strong and nighttime tornado?


22 posted on 04/28/2014 9:40:20 PM PDT by yield 2 the right
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Looks like it petered out JUST before it got to B’ham. Thank God!


23 posted on 04/28/2014 9:47:00 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: CWW
10 minutes ago


24 posted on 04/28/2014 9:50:08 PM PDT by caww
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To: hoagy62

Altoona and Auora and surrounding areas possible super storm cells still active, under tornado “warning”...for at least another half hour.


25 posted on 04/28/2014 9:53:26 PM PDT by caww
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To: yield 2 the right
Weather stations saying this is not yet over...stay in shelters...for at least another half hour....

some roads not passable...trees down...

26 posted on 04/28/2014 9:54:45 PM PDT by caww
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Aniana (sp?) reporting on Twitter that people are walking up the road with chainsaws. Reports roads are impassable and injuries reported.


27 posted on 04/28/2014 9:56:23 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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That’s Oneonta.


28 posted on 04/28/2014 9:59:31 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: JLS; bamahead; EdReform; saleman; Southack; kosciusko51; Bryan24; blam; Jemian; alancarp; ...

Jusy got out of school and now ping the Alabama list.

Has anyone heard any news about Auburn?


29 posted on 04/28/2014 10:00:27 PM PDT by Jemian
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To: hoagy62
Yep...traffic stopping to clear out trees


30 posted on 04/28/2014 10:01:18 PM PDT by caww
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Timberline west apts behind UAB West numerous apts damaged per bessemer PD on scene numerous roofs off.. possible injuries


31 posted on 04/28/2014 10:03:05 PM PDT by caww
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Prayers ascending.


32 posted on 04/28/2014 10:06:27 PM PDT by Jemian
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To: Jemian

Trees reported along area of US 231 South of Oneonta South of Airport Road (Blount County AL)

Flooding reported on Young Blood Road.

2nd ave in Bessemer, did not get cross str....”heavy damage to structures & power lines down all the place” ...per Bessemer FD firefighter.


33 posted on 04/28/2014 10:07:04 PM PDT by caww
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Nurse in charge at the UAB Medical West says they're on backup power but not hit by tornado

surveys damage in Woodland Forrest.


34 posted on 04/28/2014 10:10:16 PM PDT by caww
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One confirmed death, a 21-year-old male on 22nd Avenue, according to Deidre Stalnaker, city of Tuscaloosa spokesperson.....flooding in Tuscaloosa


35 posted on 04/28/2014 10:15:20 PM PDT by caww
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Prayers....


36 posted on 04/28/2014 10:15:51 PM PDT by yield 2 the right
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Hmm..Stalnaker is my wife’s maiden name. Wonder if they’rerelated.


37 posted on 04/28/2014 10:16:43 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: caww
Flooded roads


38 posted on 04/28/2014 10:17:50 PM PDT by caww
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You are doing a good job keeping us informed. Thanks.


39 posted on 04/28/2014 10:17:55 PM PDT by Jemian
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To: hoagy62

40 posted on 04/28/2014 10:19:05 PM PDT by caww
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To: Jemian
The quad at UA in Tuscaloosa turned into a lake


41 posted on 04/28/2014 10:20:45 PM PDT by caww
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Bryant Drive in Tuscaloosa


42 posted on 04/28/2014 10:22:26 PM PDT by caww
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To: hoagy62

Bessemer tornado as went thru via tv station

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_rBzc2lhKM#t=29


43 posted on 04/28/2014 10:27:39 PM PDT by caww
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Englewood Elementary School was damaged in the storm.

Tutwiler Dorm on UA campus flooding


44 posted on 04/28/2014 10:32:16 PM PDT by caww
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Debre spinning...will be heading toward Allgood area....


45 posted on 04/28/2014 10:34:13 PM PDT by caww
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WAllace State Building tonight


46 posted on 04/28/2014 10:35:33 PM PDT by caww
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To: Jemian

It got loud, but no damage near me. Put the wife and kids in the safe room underground. Power stayed on.


47 posted on 04/28/2014 10:35:33 PM PDT by Southack (The one thing preppers need from the 1st World? http://tinyurl.com/ktfwljc .)
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Bryant Denny holding strong


48 posted on 04/28/2014 10:37:21 PM PDT by caww
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What was headed toward Tuscaloosa earlier


49 posted on 04/28/2014 10:40:37 PM PDT by caww
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What was headed toward Tuscaloosa earlier

Mississippi tornada earlier


50 posted on 04/28/2014 10:46:51 PM PDT by caww
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