Trump declares tornado site disaster area

09 March, 2019, 02:47 | Author: Rachel Logan
  • Melania Trump and Jackie O

Before Sunday's event, an EF-5 tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri, in May 2011 killed 158 people; a month earlier a series of tornadoes had left an estimated 316 people dead, including at least 250 in Alabama.

As Ivey surveyed the damage, residents picked through mounds of splintered lumber, twisted metal and broken glass that had once been their homes.

Relatives of one victim, Marshall Lynn Grimes, showed the president the 59-year-old's cherished motorcycle vest and Bible.

"Words can not express how much this man loved God and he loved his motorcycles", Waldrop said.

A "super outbreak" of tornadoes across a swathe of the United States in April 2011 killed more than 300 people.

"FEMA has been told directly by me to give the A Plus treatment to the Great State of Alabama and the wonderful people who have been so devastated by the tornadoes", tweeted Trump.

Officials say they hope to be able to shift from search and rescue to recovery status on Tuesday.

Ms. Ingram said the president coming to her town will bring the community closer together.

The EF-4 tornado ravaged an area roughly one mile wide and 24 miles long, says the National Weather Service's very own Chris Darden.

The death toll stood at 23 as officials announced Wednesday that the search for victims had ended after two full days.

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"It looks nearly as if someone took a giant knife and just scraped the ground".

The victims' ages range from 6 to 89, according to the coroner.

Trump met privately with more victims' families inside the church. At least two funerals were scheduled for Thursday, with many more to follow soon after. So they kept looking, but found nothing. Taylor's friend survived, but she's being treated in Birmingham.

"Once they have a plan, they must follow it", Mitchell said. A few minutes later, the house began to shake. "I felt in that moment I was just at peace that we were getting ready to go", she said.

In his telegram, addressed to Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi of Mobile, Alabama, the Pope expresses his "heartfelt solidarity to all those affected" by the natural disaster.

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump said he planned to visit the region on Friday.

The dead also included 53-year-old David Wayne Dean, whose body was found in a neighbor's yard after the twister demolished his mobile home Sunday afternoon. It carved a path almost a mile (1.6 kilometers) wide and 24 miles (39 kilometers) long, said meteorologist Chris Darden. Ninety people were injured. The so-called Fujita scale measures wind speed and the corresponding destructive power of a tornado.

Twisters in states like Oklahoma and Kansas can travel as slow as 10 or 15 miles per hour (16 or 24 kph), he noted.

"This is a hard time for the state of Alabama, but knowing that we have this additional assistance, and the support of our president and folks across the country, we will get through this together", Ivey said, according to the Opelika-Auburn News.

The twisters were part of a powerful storm system that slashed its way across the Deep South, spawning numerous tornado warnings in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida. The area is home to 2.6 million people, and includes the Memphis, Tennessee metropolitan area.

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