It really is as bad as you see on the news.
Been doing NWS storm spotting since about 1976. Before we had radar.
Trained for SKYWARN in 6 different states.
Worked in plenty of disaster sites; HAZMAT, forest fires, tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards…
Ain’t seen anything like this………… probably never.
Nearly makes me sick just drivin thru as I leave today.
I’m working as a communications operator as an agent of the Madison County Emergency Management Agency, supporting a volunteer medical clinic at ground zero in the disaster area. This helps the people most impacted by this event, in their neighborhood – as well as reducing the influx of patients at the Huntsville emergency rooms.
Here are some pics I shot last night (wed) spotting the last few storms coming thru Huntsville AL. Following these are pics from this morning (Thr) as we established the clinic in a local school cafeteria. This cafeteria also helped feed many many first responder and visiting law enforcement personnel.
We have to conserve fuel, food, & water as the entire upper 1/3 of Alabama is without electricity, and likely will be without for days possibly a week or more. My batteries are low now, so this is short.
Thanks for your support and prayers.
More later (soon I hope) /;^)