Southwestern United States at Risk

A system of storms battering the Southwestern United States is expected to put nearly 55 million people at risk of tornadoes and hail this week.

These storms are to travel through Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina before moving on to the Ohio and Tennessee valleys, expected in two waves: one in the morning and one in the late evening.

A CNN meteorologist, Jake Reed, has stated that this is “far and away the biggest threat Alabama has seen in quite some time.” while the Federal Aviation Administration has issued a ground stop to all flights originally scheduled to land at or depart from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Hail has already been reported in many of these areas and residents are being warned to take shelter until the storms have passed through.