1 May 2010
Tornadoes hit Arkansas last night and today and have also done damage in Miss. and Tennessee. Incredible rainfall totals of near or over 10 inches have ben reported across a wide swath of Tennessee. I just saw a recent report of a destroyed mobile home seen FLOATING down I-24 near Nashville.
A pass by one of NASA’s MODIS satellites at 11:40am (1640GMT) shows the oil slick in the Gulf has gotten much larger.
NOAA has now issued a rare PDS Tornado Watch for Arkansas and Louisiana. PDS stands for Particularly Dangerous Situation. More flooding rains along with tornadoes are likely overnight.
Please remember if you know someone who lives in a mobile home, tell them to NEVER stay in it during a tornado warning. It’s also a good idea to keep in mind that more people die each year driving into a flooded road than are killed by tornadoes.