January tornadoes, severe weather in southern, midwestern US cause fatalities
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
In Mississippi, at least ten counties suffered power outages, and the reported a tornado struck areas near the town of . At least 11,900 customers were without power in Indiana, where debris blocked roadways and a tornado reportedly damaged homes in the town of . In Tennessee major damage was reported around the area with widespread tree and some building damage reported. One man was killed in Nashville when a tree fell on a building he was using as shelter, according to police. An tornado was also confirmed to have touched down in the town of .
Damage was also reported in Georgia, where a tornado caused extensive damage in , and one person was reported killed. Damage and flipped vehicles resulted in the closure of at Adairsville. The and said the fatality in Adairsville was the first tornado-related fatality in the United States in 220 days, since a deadly tornado in Florida June 24, ending the longest recorded time between tornado fatalities in the United States.
The threat for severe weather is expected to continue into tonight as the storm system continues to push east, with the possibility of damaging winds, hail, and tornadoes.
- Michael Pearson and Vivian Kuo. "High winds, tornado trap residents, turn over cars" — , January 30, 2013
- Larry Copeland and Doyle Rice. "Killer storms, tornadoes hit South, Midwest" — , January 30, 2013
- Mary Wisniewski. "Tornadoes rip central, southeast U.S., at least two dead" — , January 30, 2013
- Associated Press. "Powerful storm flips cars, decimates homes along destructive path through Southeast; 2 dead" — , January 30, 2013