They just kept coming and coming, across Louisiana and Mississippi, into Alabama. And some lasted for a very long time.
Here’s just one moment of that event, via two storm chasers:
FOUR DANGEROUS #tornado producing supercells are tearing across southern MS including large tornado confirmed just west of McComb, MS that is now about to cross I55 north of McComb! One supercell after another! Time is 350 pm #mswx pic.twitter.com/jJFwrdeWUK
— Reed Timmer (@ReedTimmerAccu) December 16, 2019
Here’s that McComb tornado:
I know it’s not much comfort to survivors, but it’s still true: the death toll this morning would have been in the hundreds without the development of modern forecasting and emergency management techniques.
Featured image: National Weather Service