Severe weather and tornadoes moved across the South from Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky to Virginia. Selma Alabama was hit hard by the treacherous weather system. A state of emergency was declared after an EF-3 Tornado ripped through Selma with over 134 mile per hour winds. Thousands lost power and roofs were blown off homes and businesses. People reported flying debris and damaged power lines. Students were trapped in schools but have been rescued. At least nine people have died, including a 5-year-old boy from Georgia. Authorities continue their search and rescue efforts through severely impacted areas where a huge tornado caused widespread devastation.
To HELP these survivors here’s what you can do:
Visit Selma Tornado Relief on the United Way of Central Alabama’s website or text SELMA to 62644. Contact the American Red Cross of Alabama & Mississippi:
Damage assessments: Call 1-800-Red Cross or contact your local emergency management agency to schedule a damage assessment.
Next week, check my Blog next for updates on disasters, another post from my ‘Persevere Thru the Pandemic Series’ or information on my 2023 Hurricane Katrina book talks.
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