Deadly tornadoes devastate the South: How to help (The Newsroom) – 87th Edition

This NOAA satellite image taken Sunday, June 05, 2011 at 01:45 PM EDT shows mostly clear conditions over the East as a large ridge of high pressure remains over the nation's mid-section. The ridge provides more heat to the region, allowing daytime highs to reach into the mid-90S to the near century mark. High humidity over the region will trigger heat indices near and exceeding 105 degrees, especially in the Deep South. Showers and thunderstorms forming along the Central Gulf Coast offers a little relief from the heat during the afternoon. Additional thunderstorms develop in the southern Ohio Valley and the Tennessee Valley. There is a slight risk of severe thunderstorms development in southern Louisiana and from the Mid-Upper Mississippi Valleys and the Ohio Valley southeastward to the southern Mid-Atlantic coast. Damaging wind and hail will be the main threats associated with severe storms in these areas. (AP PHOTO/WEATHER UNDERGROUND)The Newsroom – A slew of powerful tornadoes ripped through the South recently, leveling entire towns and killing hundreds of people in six states. NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center was able to give 24 minutes’ notice of the approaching tornadoes, but for many people …

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