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February 2017: Deep South Tornadoes
Twelve tornadoes tore through parts of the Deep South on February 7th, injuring 33 people, six seriously. The brunt of the destruction occurred in the eastern part of New Orleans, where peak winds reached 150 mph and EF3 damage was reported. A total of 250 structures sustained major damage, requiring reconstruction or demolition, another 400 had moderate damage, including destroyed roofs. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards requested that the storms in Orleans, Ascension, Livingston, Jefferson and St. James parishes be declared federal disasters, the first step toward FEMA sending emergency funds.
January 2017: Southern Storm Outbreak
A violent storm ripped across the south, from Mississippi to Florida, creating mass destruction and devastation for many communities. More than 70 tornadoes were reported and tragically 21 people lost their lives. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency reported more than 1,400 homes were damaged across eight counties following the severe weather, including an EF3 tornado that touched down in Hattiesburg, on January 21. Governor Deal of Georgia declared a state of emergency for 16 south central Georgia counties that were severely impacted from the violent storms and tornadoes on January 21 and 22.
October 2016: Hurricane Matthew
From Florida to North Carolina, Hurricane Matthew wreaked havoc in the U.S., causing widespread damage from wind, storm surge and inland flooding. According to the CDC, 43 deaths have been attributed to Matthew, with more than half a result of drowning. Matthew caused an estimated $4-6 billion worth of damage in insured losses, with $3.5-5 billion caused by wind and $500,000-1 million caused by storm surge.
December 2015: Rowlett, TX Tornado
On the day after Christmas in 2015, 12 tornadoes barreled through North Texas, tossing vehicles, leveling houses and destroying businesses. Tragically, thirteen people, including an infant were killed. The bedroom communities of Rowlett, Garland and Sunnyvale were hit the hardest. An EF4 twister, with wind speeds of 200 mph, devoured everything in its path and left hundreds homeless. The community is still picking up the pieces.
April 2016: Wylie, TX Hail Storms
On April 11, 2016, a ferocious hailstorm pounded Wylie, damaging about 80 percent of the city’s 15,000 homes. Soft-ball sized hail smashed through windows and battered roofs, causing ceilings to leak and, even, collapse. The damage was so extensive that school officials cancelled classes at all 19 schools in the district. Many homes in the Collin County community are still undergoing repairs and are uninhabitable.