Deadly twisters tear through Midwest and South
Significant damage reported in 9 states
- Duration 5:16
- Date Mar 3, 2012
Significant damage reported in 9 states
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Good morning everybody we want to get straight to a Fox News weather alert at least 31 people killed by -- Deadly dose of twisters and Kentucky.
Indiana and Ohio Tennessee also a lot of storm damage there are tons of homes destroyed dozens missing.
As we mentioned Tennessee also Alabama cleaning up from mother nature's wrath.
-- -- -- -- For a slot in Indiana this point which is widespread destruction he's there on the left side of your screen we also have Elizabeth -- -- harvest Alabama.
Where there are still assessing the damage there let's go right to Elizabeth first.
Good morning that crews -- out here -- harvest Alabama we can see they're trying to get back to normal as quickly as possible that means some pretty intense.
Cleanup efforts I wanna show you this neighborhood and -- -- Alabama hit 78489.
When he eleven and yesterday.
Look how powerful these -- this is literally curling the -- of this home it was lifted up off its foundation not unlike.
Other homes in this neighborhood you can see across the street that red brick house that is brand new construction the back side of that house.
Was completely ripped off when the storm went through yesterday in this particular area.
Was hit with about six tornadoes according to the National Weather Service so what do people do -- when they have these multiple storms that come through.
If you look to -- my lefty inside you can see this is -- storm shelter here it's almost.
And then made bunker it's -- cinder block and this is where people go well.
When their homes are as much danger that they're gonna be picked up off their foundation in fact.
We have video yesterday we were in one of the storm shelters because -- talked to people who were just trying to repair they -- -- thing up.
Their homes when we heard the sirens go -- we had.
About a five minute warning to get inside that storm shelter as that tornado went over our heads here's what one resident helped told us about what.
Feels like Groundhog Day with his constant storms -- here.
Reminder -- last year around this time.
I just came through.
It's just -- -- -- the you know trying to clean things up for the second round comes through.
And -- make sure you guys aren't.
Now we -- Olena storms out there for about a minute and a temperature job 21 degrees and that -- -- My colleague is an Indiana wet where they're seeing widespread damage Rick -- can you hear me.
I can Elizabeth get a cold front moved through down there last night drop the temperatures it's certainly the case up here.
It's a really cold out here this morning and I -- I'm joined now by a couple of Storm Chasers you guys know all too well.
A lot of times you get in April and may storms a storm goes through and it's not that cold but people are dealing with a different thing when their overnight last night.
And -- brutally cold.
I want to talk to you yesterday we were on live on studio B.
With you guys you're chasing these storms showing us live pictures -- Shepard Smith and I was here now we're running into each other here.
But you guys came upon this school.
Right after it had been destroyed this Jeffords are asking.
Tell me about what you saw right when you got to the school about five minutes after tornado whipped through.
Harry -- here it.
As we've made it to exit her -- number two was approaching since we got hit -- -- -- -- in the city.
They had baseball softball sized hail hit that broke -- winners all over the city at remainder away in his store pet store -- had real -- we may -- it was told to school here.
Over -- exits with -- way around here is -- guy here who is there was a few Daily Mirror of what into the -- messed up the -- this summer instead of the kids inside they figure -- kids inside.
-- as far greater -- reported hearing it on local -- restored to look at the buildings -- -- -- kids.
Hats off to the principle here he got till we kicked off the books and -- in two -- -- Prado picked up the -- that threw -- across the street.
It's sickest oldest kids over here this is a little -- saw the school.
To a -- -- who were -- -- -- -- board room a room looking for kids but about seventy kids in a couple sections the school.
No I don't or injured or frighten -- upset and actually end up there were taken to secure after the second storm to the communities -- just broke her blog.
So there was so handsome but people missing just west of your of the school and at.
The next three hours -- Base -- -- rescue mode looking for people to get people all the rubble just about what's on the -- Jeff nor natural -- Jeff homes you and I met last year it excuse -- Jeremy let met last year in Tuscaloosa.
What is the experience when you saw strong like this three afraid yesterday is this the thrill or was this -- you'd think in this is real and dangerous this.
-- real I -- we start chase in this system from -- a little bit west of Evansville.
And chase it down 64.
And I -- -- coming SEC for stream with the guys and we knew it was -- -- I mean you're -- coming into the environment it in the storm just exploded and we knew as soon as -- across sixty about some -- what's gonna happen.
-- certainly such a big storm -- widespread storm yesterday across so many states we knew this would probably be the bullseye of where the worst of it is.
And it certainly appears to be the case of course a lot more video will come out today from supplements it.
Went down yesterday and now they're just starting to pick up the pieces -- and get some pictures from that but this happened yesterday around 330.
-- we had some time yesterday to be able to get in and know that this was certainly one of the hardest hit areas and that's certainly the case guys -- -- here.