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Rare December Tornadoes Strike the South

As many as 40 homes were damaged in Florida alone

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As many as six tornadoes slammed four southern states on Monday. In Florida, at least 40 homes were reported damaged and 12 were completely destroyed.

The National Weather Service has also confirmed that storm damage in Birmingham, Ala., was caused by a tornado with maximum winds estimated at 90 mph.

Forecasters say the tornado hit at about 4:45 a.m. Monday near the Birmingham farmer's market.

Mayor William Bell says there are no reports of injuries. However, the storm damaged roofs and broke windows. He says the city provided tarps to residents whose roofs were damaged.

Tornadoes were also reported in Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas.

Despite this unusual uptick in tornadoes, 2012 still ranks as having the fewest tornadoes in the United States in a given year, with less than 890 confirmed as of November 25. In contrast, there were 1,897 tornadoes reported in the U.S. in 2011.

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jellen328

Oh Good Lord, how did an article about tornadoes turn into all of this....geesh!

December 12 2012 at 3:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
aquadolph

LOL...so much ignorance above in these comments. God is real. So are the HAARP machines (google them and know that they were built by our government as weapons that manipulate weather patterns). So are Chem trails for anyone who takes the time to watch the skies and observe the obvious. God is not causing the tornados...sorry but that would be the job of the adversary...the prince of liars...the one who is more invisible than God. God hopes that we repent of our sinful ways. These have been pointed out in above comments but people are way too quick to blame God. The tornados are NOT in tornado alley, which is farther northwest of the ones that touched down. so their occurance IS unusual. But it is NOT caused by global warming...because global warming is a hoax designed by very powerful people who want to seperate more monies from our pockets in the form of "carbon taxes". You followers of this myth are the ones who buy into it and are the brainwashed ones. The sea levels have not gone up even by 1/2 an inch in the past 30 years BECAUSE there is no global warming. There is global cooling that has been going on for the past 15 years or so and thankfully it is not very radical yet . But I would not expect most of you who follow the main stream media to even know that...because you don't have any idea that most of the climatologists do NOT believe that the earth is warming...especially because of an invisible gas. God knows how uninformed you must be to believe that because you heard it on the news or on TV or in your classroom. It is ALL about the money...follow the money and you will begin to grasp the real situation. God loves every one of you and though He may bring chastisements down upon the earth sometime soon (if we don't stop murdering children in the womb (a place that used to be the safest place for a human to live but is now the most dangerous).
I can tell that most of you are quite young and full of stuff that has been planted in your heads. I am 62, a marine biologist and a devout Christian. So if any want to argue with me...go right ahead. Argue away. Just try and stay away from the name calling, as that is a bit too childish for me to want to frespond to.

December 12 2012 at 12:20 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
cayce58

Amazing. Hey listen Bible thumpers, I'm a Christian who reads science magazines. 98% of the climate scientists in the world told you this was coming. The first warning in Congress was in 1988 when James Hanson of NASA testified. He refused to exaggerate as Clinton wanted him to do so Congress did nothing. By the time science and global warming was bad enough for him to say it was an emergency 40% of the country and the Republican Congress was against doing anything. The reason......not Obama. GW attempted to gag James Hanson and he went public with the gag. Exxon Mobil....in 2006 they confessed publicly to paying anyone with a PHD $10000 to write an article critical of the science. They then paraded the articles in front of congress, who then did nothing.

December 11 2012 at 4:16 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
thunderboatsuzy

why are we tlaking about our wonderful president is,nt the topic about tornados,,duhhhhhhhh

December 11 2012 at 3:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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mlrichardson84

Exactly. These fundy morons are no different than the Westboro loons. They'll blame any natural disaster on Obama simply because Faux Noise and CBN tell them to.They don't actually care about any of the people affected by these storms, just their crackpot conspiracy theories.

December 11 2012 at 3:46 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
mlrichardson84

Wow. Where did all these fundies come from? Oh wait, that's right. You're from the Florida panhandle, where all the Bible-thumping Ruckman and PCC worshipers come from. If anyone is going to hell, it's you filthy, hypocritical pharisees who care more about petty moralism than doing what Jesus actually said. Shame on you for blaming Obama for natural disasters and not caring about real people. You fundamentalists are all lunatics and a disgrace to the name "Christian." Jesus is ashamed of you.

December 11 2012 at 3:32 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
cindyde

move out of tornado alley you buffoons

December 11 2012 at 2:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
storywriter83

This s a forum about the bad weather in the south,not god,not Obama take the god talk to the religion board and the the Obama talk to the politics boards.


Anyway every part of the world , has their annoying weather issues its been going own for many years , all people need to do is be strong and rebuild and get through it together . The world isn't ending it never was, never will my thoughts are with the people suffering through this.

December 11 2012 at 2:29 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Kat

You people blaming Obama for natural disasters are morons. And to still keep going with the whole Obama is a Muslim thing? Really??? It's sad that there are so many ignorant people in America. Get educated and informed and stop blaming everything on Obama, gay marriage, etc. ugh!

December 11 2012 at 1:39 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
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Tracie

Kind of like the 'morons' who blamed Bush for Katrina? Hmmm!!! It's okay as long as it doesn't come against YOUR politician!!!
Everything that is going on in this economy IS Obama's fault. He's been in office for four years now. He's been re-elected, so, WHO is he going to blame for the mess he's inherited THIS time?

December 11 2012 at 2:32 PM Report abuse -4 rate up rate down Reply
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thunderboatsuzy

how old are you 5?..nobody blamed bush for the katrina storm , they blamed him for his slow help for the people,he sent in choppers and they shot at the people on the roof tops,,

December 11 2012 at 3:35 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down
Master

It's coming. Everything is in place. Now we wait. Believer's of extraterrestrial assistance in the establishment of mankind and Bible followers can no longer argue. Whether you believe that extraterrestrials provided ancient humans with technology surpassing our own or that Jesus was conceived by a virgin as a demigod, it's all pointing in the same direction now. I'm not saying that the end is coming. Perhaps instead of the apocolypse, we will simply go into our 5th ice age. Maybe, because of our tremendous debt with no sign of pay, we'll just be denied of our position as the world police and the dollar will no longer be considered the reserved currency anymore; this will throw gas prices well over $10/gallon, shutting down banks, limiting transportations of necessities, and pretty much turn Americans barbaric. Law wouldn't last very long after that and your going to have to fight for something if you want it (physically; money will be pointless). Maybe WW3. But who am I to make say something as outrageous as this right? You all can get back to watching TV and waiting for the new iPhone; that's exactly what THEY want you to do.

December 11 2012 at 1:16 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
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raoulzilleruelo

The US government is engaged in litle secret wars in latin america attaking and harrasing ,innocent christian families ..it is some kind of sick experiment managed possibly by CIA and DEA and who knows if Pentagon is also aware of the evil program. This evil program I know lots about is been functioning in both republican and democrat administrations...in the name of who knows what. It is a crime, it is mainly managed by electronic and microwave survillance programs that affect innocent peoples health and lifes...my question is: is that policy honest?and does God like it or even approve of it?

December 11 2012 at 1:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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