Tragic Events Across the South and Safety Tips

May 31, 2004
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A suspected tornado that tore through Alabama early Wednesday killed three people and injured at least two others, officials said.

Two people also were killed in Tennessee in the band of severe weather that barreled through the Southeast.
One storm ripped through Jackson County in northeastern Alabama, causing destruction over a 1.5-mile path, knocking down power lines and mangling mobile homes near the community of Rosalie.

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A key to safety is being able to understand simple, but vital, terminology in the weather community. I don’t expect everyone to know the ins and outs of weather or to even understand some of the words that seem so basic to me. I hope by running my weather services that I can get my following to understand three basic concepts. The first concept is that everyone knows what county they live in. The second is to teach people where to find their county on a map. Finally, and maybe most importantly, it is to get everyone in the mindset in heeding weather call to action products and understanding what they mean. If I can accomplish those three goals in my career, I believe my viewers will be much better prepared for impending bad weather. Being prepared makes you much more likely to remain safe!

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