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Updated by Dixie Shoemaker on Feb 18, 2017
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Severe Weather

This list is a sampling of news coverage, pictures, and information about past weather events in the southeast.

Augusta, GA tornado watch update - 10/14/2014

Here is a weather forecast that let's the area know there is a tornado watch. Does it help communities and people prepare for tornadoes? Do you think weather forecasts and alerts are helpful?

Severe Storm Damage in Aiken

Aiken County, S.C. - Here is a news report about a tornado that swept through the area just a couple of weeks ago. (The fact that is was a tornado was later confirmed. This gives you the aftermath of the storm, and the effects on the community. The video also briefly talks about efforts to go out to affected areas.

UPDATED ON 6: Tornadoes Confirmed In 3 CSRA Counties

A National Weather Service Damage Survey Team confirms tornadoes Sunday in Aiken County, Burke County, and Richmond County. Results of the Survey Team's investigation in Aiken determined that an EF-2 tornado touched down in the city limits of Aiken. The wind speed was estimated to be around 115 MPH.

This link continues the information about the tornadoes that touched down in Aiken County. There are several pictures showing the aftermath and effects of the storms.

Severe Thunderstorms Damage Trees, Drop Large Hail Throughout the Deep South Sunday

Severe thunderstorms moved into the South Sunday, causing damage across several states. Several tornadoes were also spotted in the area. There have been several reports of tornadoes in Alabama today, including a confirmed category EF-1 tornado that touched down in Russell County just west of Oswichee along AL-165.

This report from shows how the same weather system swept across the south and caused damage in several states, including areas near us.

Preparing for the severe weather coming

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Severe storms are expected across much of our area Friday afternoon and evening. A weather alert radio is a great tool to protect you. You can also download our weather app on your cell phone to stay on top of the weather.

Here is a video from Albany GA where a local news station is giving the community tips on how to prepare for the severe storms coming to the area.

The Storm Events Database contains records on various types of severe weather, as collected by NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS).

You can use this database to look up different kinds of severe weather that occurred in the past, by area and dates. It will give you some brief information about the events, and you can use that as a starting point to find other information. | Federal Emergency Management Agency

While this link does not give specific news footage, you can see active severe weather alerts from the recent past and also recovery and preparedness efforts for when cities are affected by severe weather.

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Learn more about some of the severe weather common to our area and ways to be prepared for it.

Hurricanes in History

This site is an excellent resource to see the hurricanes that have hit in the past. There is a list, followed by each hurricane, with a map so you can see which ones affected our area at a glance.

Breaking News Coverage: Christmas Day 2012 Tornado

Breaking News Coverage: Christmas Day 2012 Tornado

This coverage is from Alabama, our neighbor, and could easily have been us. This is an amazing video because it was live footage of a tornado rushing through town. It will help you see exactly how a tornado affects an area.

The Weather Channel Coverage of the Tuscaloosa, AL Tornado

Coverage of the April 27, 2011 Tuscaloosa, Alabama tornado.

And here is some more live coverage of severe weather from our west neighbors.

Hurricane Arthur Coverage (7/3/14 9pm-11pm) - The Weather Channel

The Weather Channel: This is a video covering a hurricane which was coming to hit the coast of North Carolina. While above us a little, we would have felt the effects of this hurricane, and we have experienced hurricanes just like this one in the past. The video is an entire program, but you can watch the first few minutes, and skim through parts to see some highlights.