From the NWS Memphis…

| February 5, 2008 @ 7:57 pm | 21 Replies

…MAJOR SEVERE WEATHER OUTBREAK IN PROGRESS ACROSS THE MID SOUTH…

THE MID SOUTH IS THE MIDST OF A MAJOR SEVERE WEATHER OUTBREAK.
ROTATING SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORMS HAVE PRODUCED TORNADOES IN THE
MEMPHIS METROPOLITAN AREA…JACKSON…NEAR OXFORD…AND MCNAIRY
AND SAINT FRANCIS COUNTIES.

THE MEMPHIS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SUSTAINED DAMAGE AS WELL AS THE
HICKORY RIDGE MALL. IN JACKSON…THERE ARE REPORTS OF COLLAPSED
ROOFS IN TWO WOMEN/S DORMITORIES AT UNION UNIVERSITY WITH PEOPLE
TRAPPED. SO FAR…THERE HAS ONLY BEEN ONE CONFIRMED INJURY REPORT
NEAR OXFORD.

A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE MID SOUTH THROUGH EARLY
WEDNESDAY MORNING. THERE HAVE BEEN REPORTS OF TORNADOES…
LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS WITH THE PASSAGE OF THIS FRONT.

WE ASK THAT ALL MID SOUTH EMERGENCY MANAGERS…MEDIA PARTNERS AND
TRAINED SPOTTERS CONTACT US WITH REPORTS OF SEVERE WEATHER IN
PROGRESS OR PAST DAMAGE REPORTS.

$$

RJO

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  1. matt in memphis area says:

    One update that we just got up here is that there are at least 14 tractor trailers over turned on interstate 40 which is the main corridor between memphis and nashville, there are still 9 people trapped in a building in hickory hill rescue crews are on the scene.

  2. Dan says:

    WMC-TV REPORTING 15 TRACTOR TRAILERS TURNED OVER WEST OF JACKSON, TENNESSEE ON I-40

  3. Sue says:

    We live in Bham and I was wondering should we have the kids sleep downstairs tonight? What are your thoughts…..

  4. Ruth says:

    matt, any updates from germantown?

  5. matt in memphis says:

    Ruth, I havent heard or seen anything specific for germantown, our reporters up here are not the best and i am definately not going to go drive around. As mentioned before in the Hickory Hill area of Memphis there are some people trapped in a building. In eastern Memphis near germantown there are multiple trees down and roads are flooded. Other than that i have no specific info for germantown. I will let you know if i hear of something. We will be getting the large squal line probably in the next hour or so. So we should see more damage with that, probably from straight line winds for the majority.

  6. AndyN says:

    SPC reports Tornado at Memphis Airport moved a 737 1 foot. Also I receive AT&T Outage Updates. Just got one stating that 16 Tornadoes have touched down in TN, MS and AR tonight.

  7. AndyN says:

    Still 75 degrees in Tuscaloosa and 62 dewpoint. Incredible!

  8. Greg says:

    Returns starting to pop up in south missisippi

  9. firefighter says:

    The second round is beginning for tennessee now, more tornados already reported.

  10. Dan says:

    WMC-TV REPORTING 3 FATALITIES IN HARDY, ARKANSAS DUE TO STORMS.

  11. Ruth says:

    matt thanks for the update….i have several friends in germantown. it sounds like a tornado outbreak that we all cannot imagine.

  12. LaShae says:

    Ruth,
    I just talked to a friend of mine who lives in Collierville and she said that she thought there was some damage around farmington and poplar by saddle creek. But I am not sure what kind of damage.

  13. matt in memphis area says:

    Just reported, lots of injuries in Jackson, Jackson hospital is moving non severe patients to the basement to make room for at least 20 student from Union who are injured. Also they are going to transport patients from Jackson TN to Memphis to The Med. Things seem to be alot worse in Jackson that in Memphis. If i get any local updates i will let you guys know.

  14. jason says:

    please keep me posted matt. Thanks

  15. ashley says:

    That is a serious looking supercell in south-central TN right now. I’m not sure if it’s the same cell that came through Jackson. Pretty mean hook on it. Near Columbia, TN?

  16. Jesse says:

    matt,
    thanks for the updates, please keep them coming. My wife and I are both Union alums and have a lot of friends in town – we’re out of state now and news is hard to get.

  17. Lindsey says:

    Wow, we’re not even hearing anything about Jackson

  18. Ruth says:

    la shae, their business is at saddle creek. if you hear anything else will you please post. thank you so much.

    matt, great play by play. thanks for all your updates. the line is closing in on them. its just so scary!

  19. rhillis says:

    Ruth
    Check out the following websites for Memphis info: wreg.com, wmctv.com and commercialappeal.com. I grew up in Germantown so I was just checking up on things up there myself.

  20. Jim says:

    Matt:

    Thanks for the updates. I was working near Poplar and Kirby until recently, and have a number of co-workers who live in the Germantown Parkway corridor from Bartlett to Collierville. Your updates (along with the WMC streaming feed) has been invaluable and is appreciated.

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