A Day Of Horrors

All across the South, the death toll is over 80


The death toll is staggering, and it keeps rising. Currently, more than 40 people are confirmed dead from multiple tornadoes that hit north Alabama on Wednesday in several rounds of severe storms.

There are deaths and significant damage in most north Alabama counties. We’ve outlined the situation below.

Jackson County

Coroner John David Jordan confirms there are eight deaths in Jackson County.

Folks in Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia take cover today.

Update: Oh Christ

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The death toll from severe storms that roared across the South has risen to 173 across five states with Alabama and Mississippi each reporting increases in the number of deaths in their states.

Alabama’s emergency management agency says their death toll has gone up to 128, while Mississippi officials are reporting 32 dead in that state.

Another 11 have been killed in Georgia and one each in Tennessee and Virginia.

I wonder if our Fundraiser In Chief will find time in his busy golfing schedule to get some help to these folks?

ths update: The Tuscaloosa News has some incredible photo banks. (“Tuscaloosa is gone” might be an understatement.) In their comment section, a local pastor who weighed in saying that the destruction in Tuscaloosa is God’s tornado way of settling things, well…he’s pretty much getting a tornado of just desserts served up. As it should be.

As always, The Salvation Army, if you can, dear Swillers. You know they’re there already.

18 Responses to “A Day Of Horrors”

  1. Suzette says:

    God bless them. One of my company’s major business offices is in Nashville and three of the conference calls I was on yesterday were interrupted by sirens and the people had to take shelter. They said that the flooding has already started and they are holding their breath that it won’t be like this time last year.

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    I love Birmingham and that area. Just awful.

  3. Ave says:

    I’m very thankful you and your Daughter are no longer on the road.

  4. JeffS says:

    Just sent money to the Salvation Army. This is tragic. God bless them.

  5. major dad says:

    Any bets on the loser in chief making an appearance? Check the the royal schedule to see if Oprah or a fundraiser is on there. Only a couple hundred dead or so, thousands probably without a home etc, naw, he won’t show.

  6. Yep, hit the Salvation Army tip jar. Prayers for all the people of the area. I can’t imagine going through that.

  7. Any bets on the loser in chief making an appearance?

    I thought we didn’t take sucker bets here??

  8. Yojimbo says:

    Oprah yesterday. I think he has three fundraisers today in New York(?) and then the shuttle launch tomorrow. That’s a pretty full plate to deal with on top of the debt ceiling issue plus Lybia and Syria so you have to cut him some slack this time.

  9. Dr Alice says:

    Just donated. This is just awful.

  10. major dad says:

    Turd gets no slack, he doesn’t know what the debt ceiling is, Libya is NATO’s problem and Syria is ah, well, the Sec of State says the leader is a reformer so nothing to say about that.

  11. Yojimbo says:

    Geez. I guess I’ll have to go invest in another sarcasm key for my keyboard. I’ve broken so many this year I was trying to save some money.
    I though y’all were familiar with my ah,er, umm, “unigue” sense of humor by now.

  12. major dad says:

    Yojimbo my sarc key must be broken too, I failed in that last comment. Your “unigue” sense of humor is greatly appreciated. On another note, the loser in chief will make a side trip to the ravaged areas tomorrow, let me be clear about that…

  13. Mr. Bingley says:

    And Yojimbo you forgot that he’s got to get a tee-time in the midst of all this silly distraction stuff.

    Oh, and he actually went from Oprah directly to NYC yesterday for the fundraiser. He got here at 5 pm.

    That was appreciated.

  14. JeffS says:

    Michelle will not traveling with The Won™. Something about a belt sale someplace…..

  15. Dr Alice says:

    Bingley, he’s effed up L.A. traffic royally twice in the past year, also for fundraisers. How nice that he doesn’t have to worry about “little people” problems like RUSH HOUR!!


  16. major dad says:

    Only little people worry about traffic jams. Dear leader will proabaly show up with the obligatory sleeves rolled up, hang around a bit and then see if he could sneak a round in at Augusta, he’ll be in tha area after all.

  17. tree hugging sister says:


    Oh, excuse me! I didn’t realize anyone could hear. The Presence will be blessing Alabama with his unearthly glow on Friday. I’m sure he’ll let them know that now’s the perfect opportunity to ‘go green”.

  18. Kathy Kinsley says:

    Seconding that Salvation Army donation recommendation. (As if I need to.) But they were here after Charley before anyone else (not long before RC, but still before – and with more really useful help).

    As for the “Presence-in-Chief” – better he stay away. I suspect they have enough problems already without the traffic jams mentioned above.

    Bush had that much sense. Presence doesn’t but his focus on his own convenience should provide the same outcome.

    The local golf courses, after all, are likely to be just RUINED. /sarc off

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