Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Tornados, twisters, rain, hail hit Southeast

Associated Press (; Seth Auberon, CC Liu, Wisdom Quarterly
A pontoon boat sits in the front yard of a home in the Screamer community of Henry County, Ala., after a suspected tornado touched down in the county Wednesday, April 5, 2017. National Weather Service meteorologist Mark Wool said a suspected tornado touched down Wednesday in Henry County, Alabama, before crossing into Georgia (Michele W. Forehand/Dothan Eagle via AP).
Rain is coming to Southern California.
ATLANTA (AP) - Severe storms raking the Southeast unleashed one large tornado and more than a half dozen apparent twisters today, toppling trees, roughing up South Carolina's "peach capital" and raining out golfers warming up for the Masters.
A powerful tornado toppled trees and downed power lines in rural Georgia, and similar scenes played out in spots around Alabama and South Carolina amid drenching rain, high winds, and scattered hail -- some as big as baseballs.
Forecasters said a wide area across much of the three states was under threat of powerful, long-lived tornadoes. The severe weather outbreak was the second to hit the South in less than a week... More

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