Tornadoes Wreak Havoc In Southern States

This weekend southern states including Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi have seen a combined death toll of 16 people and the number is expected to grow. The states are currently facing a storm system comprised of multiple tornadoes resulting in watches being issued for the Panhandle of Florida and southern Alabama. A state of emergency has also been issued by the Georgia Emergency Management Agency and Homeland Security Agency. The National Weather Service is currently predicting a third wave of storms to reach as far north as Atlanta.


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Aftermath of tornado in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Photo: WDAM-TV Photojournalist Ryan Moore.

Update on Earthquake in Japan- Tsunami To Hit

After “one of the largest earthquakes to hit Japan for many years,” tsunami warnings have been issued. Officials are anticipating up to a 33ft wave. The warning has been extended to the Philippines, Indonesia and the Pacific coast of Russia.

It will be interesting to see how long it took from the earthquake until the tsnuami reaches land.
In the BBC video, the reporter is questioning a resident who discusses some of the damage of the earthquake. He says that he saw some buildings sway and watched on TV buildings that were on fire.
According to CNN, the earthquake has caused a power outage in about 4 million homes in Tokyo and surrounding areas.
In the BBC video, you can see that water filled with debris, cars and ships is being swept toward the highways.
Toyko had experienced earthquakes in the days prior, but certainly not at this magnitude.