15 Gripping Photographs of the Damage Wreaked by Tornadoes in the South
The plains, Midwest and the South were battered by no less than 20 tornadoes last week as severe storms caused heavy damage in Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, Alabama, Oklahoma and Georgia. Torrential downpour meanwhile brought flash flooding in Alabama as gusty winds rumbled through parts of the South. Tornadoes also touched down in various areas bringing down trees and rupturing the power transmission networks. Wet roads led to fatal car crashes while a train was derailed in Alabama. As harsh and violent weather continues to persist, we have collated some revealing images of the devastation this current severe storm system has brought about.
1 – Vehicles Left Stranded
A woman can be seen trying to get across the flooded road with a car stuck in the background. Severe rainstorms brought with them flash floods disrupting the lives of millions in New Orleans.
2 – Flooded Streets
Another woman in New Orleans walks past a stranded SUV as heavy rain pours down incessantly. Quick bursts of rain followed by steady showers also caused street flooding with water level reaching to almost knee-height on some of the city streets.
3 – Fields Submerged
Public and private schools had to be closed in certain counties of Mississippi owing to flash flooding across the region. The photograph shows submerged field outside Greenwood High School as heavy rains battered the area on Thursday, March 31, 2016.
4 – Flash Floods
An image showing flooded streets in Jefferson Parish was obtained by virtue of Fox 8.
5 – Fire Captain to the Rescue
A Fire Captain from the Little Rock Fire Department came to the rescue of a stranded woman with the help of a cable safety line. Lightning and heavy rains also hit central Arkansas during the evening rush hour.
6 – Houses Destroyed
A damaged house along with vehicles can be seen in this photograph. The damage was inflicted by a tornado which moved through the Country Ridge neighborhood in Claremore, Oklahoma on March 31, 2016.
7 – Tornado Touchdowns
Multiple tornadoes touched down in the Tulsa area of Oklahoma. This image shows one of the tornadoes making a touchdown in Tulsa.
8 – Roads Blocked
Roads were blocked as trees fell down and even caused damage to passing vehicles. This photograph shows a family that is led away from such a scene in Owasso, Oklahoma.
9 – Power Disrupted
Broken power lines and electricity poles led to power outages as tornadoes swept across the Tulsa area in Oklahoma.
10 – Menacing Clouds
Dark clouds, ready to make a touchdown, pass over north Tulsa, Oklahoma, Wednesday, March 30, 2016.
11 – Lives Disrupted
A disillusioned woman has a look at the debris in her house as a tornado ripped through the Stone Canyon neighborhood in Owasso, Oklahoma.
12 – Roofs Removed
A couple of members of a family observe the damage caused to their house by the tornado.
13 – Devastation
A truck that was damaged by a fallen tree after a tornado passed through, sits on the road near Owasso, Oklahoma.
14 – Flood Water Brings Shark
The University of Arkansas-Little Rock shut down its campus due to a large shark being discovered in a drainage ditch. The UALR Department of Public Safety responded with some tranquilizer darts in an attempt to capture the shark.
15 – Wreckage All Around
When spring arrives in Oklahoma and conditions are right for tornadoes, the locals gear themselves for the vicious tornadoes. A girl rummages through the debris of a building as a tornado ripped through the area.
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