Through Saturday, 2014 tornado season had begun as the most sluggish on record with nary a fatality. But a switch abruptly turned on Sunday, and an estimated 28 lives have since been lost in two-day tornado outbreak: 17 Sunday, and 11 Monday.
Sunday/Monday 27-28 April appears to be the first time with consecutive days with at least 10 tornado deaths since 21-22 Nov 1992. #tornado— Harold Brooks (@hebrooks87) April 29, 2014
On Monday alone, the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center received 82 tornado reports. Several of the tornadoes which touched down in Mississippi, Alabama and southern Tennessee were large and destructive.
Here’s a compilation of photos and videos from Monday’s tornadoes, which offer a distressing sense of their monstrous ferocity and the devastating toll they left behind…
Winston County and Louisville, Mississippi
Incredible dashcam video
Another dramatic video – caution: some offensive language
Oh dude, that’s a house…
“Oh God. Please make it pass” (Caution: some offensive language)
Photo: Destroyed fire station in Kimberly, Alabama (WBMA) - pic.twitter.com/d3FQ4LHdL3— Matthew Keys (@MatthewKeysLive) April 29, 2014
Lincoln County, Tennessee
Just getting back from Lincoln Co TN. A lot of damage up there. Family in this home were thankfully out of town pic.twitter.com/e3U3UyixZE— Tiani Jones (@tianijones) April 29, 2014
Video overview from Associated Press