Tornadoes in the USA in January 2023: This is the current situation

Nature and people in the USA are suffering from the tornadoes of January 2023. A situation report on the current situation in the USA.

Die USA are affected by tornadoes. So explains National Weather Center, Washington Post, CNN, Fox News in a report dated 01/12/2023. Autauga, Chambers, Dallas, Coosa, Elmore and Tallapoosa Counties, Alabama, were the most affected.

Tornadoes in the USA: The current situation in January 2023

An eighth person has died after violent storms knocked down a tornado over Alabama and Georgia on Thursday, while authorities assessed the “enormous” damage. All of the dead were adults found near their homes.

Gov. Kay Ivey (R) declared states of emergency in six counties in Alabama where the tornado caused the most damage: Autauga, Chambers, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore and Tallapoosa. Gov. Brian Kemp (R) declared a state of emergency for all of Georgia in response to the extreme weather.

No deaths were reported from hard-hit Selma, Alabama, but Mayor James Perkins described the damage as “enormous.” Schools in Dallas County, Ala. which includes Selma, were closed Friday as engineers inspected the buildings for structural damage, said Leroy Miles, vice president of the county’s school board.

Hundreds of students and teachers would not have made it to their classrooms anyway, he added, because of debris clogging the streets. As of Thursday, up to 200,000 Southern customers reported power outages. As of Friday afternoon, 15,000 customers in Alabama were without power, mostly along the storm’s track in central state, according to About 20,000 customers in Georgia reported power outages.

The rotating thunderstorm, or supercell, that caused the deadly Autauga County tornado first formed in Louisiana Thursday morning and then moved 500 miles to eastern Georgia. The storm created tornadoes along its path, sending up debris up to 20,000 feet. Some tornado debris was blown more than 10 miles from the storm’s path.

What does tornado mean?

Tornadoes occur when there is a sharp contrast in temperature and the air rises or is lifted. The heat of condensation released and strong vertical wind shear create a rotating updraft tube. These can reach diameters of more than a kilometer and the winds can reach hundreds of kilometers per hour. These have enough power to destroy houses and landscapes.

Interesting facts about the USA

In the USA, 327.17 million people live on an area of ​​9,629,091 km². The capital of the country located on the North American continent is Washington.

Last major disasters in the US

The GLIDE (GLobal unique disaster IDEntfier) ​​project for the documentation and identification of disasters lists the current disaster under the GLIDE number TO-2023-000005-USA.
In the past, catastrophic events have repeatedly occurred in the USA. A total of 38 catastrophes have been listed in the GLIDE database since 2019, 6 of which were also tornadoes.

Datum occurrence Region
10.11.2022 cyclone Florida
28.09.2022 cyclone Florida
22.07.2022 Vegetationsbrand wildfire
15.06.2022 flood United States
05.06.2022 Vegetationsbrand Hermit’s Peak Feuer
11.12.2021 Tornados
29.07.2021 earthquake United States
30.06.2021 heat wave
10.01.2020 Tornados Michigan
03.05.2020 Sturm Kansas
02.03.2020 Tornados Nashville, TN
27.03.2020 Sturm Missouri
07.04.2020 Sturm Ohio-Tal
12.04.2020 Tornados Texas
10.08.2020 Sturm Cedar Rapids, IA
15.09.2020 cyclone Gulf Shores, AL
09.10.2020 cyclone Creole, LA
28.10.2020 cyclone Crocodile, LA
01.06.2020 heat wave United States
08.11.2020 cyclone Florida Keys
27.08.2020 cyclone
01.08.2020 Vegetationsbrand
03.08.2020 cyclone Ocean Isle Beach, NC
01.03.2020 Epidemic
23.02.2019 Sturm MS, AL, TN, IL, IN, OH, CT, MD, MA, NJ, NY, PA, VA and WV
04.07.2019 Sturm Denver/Fort Collins, CO
22.03.2019 Sturm TX and OK
20.10.2019 Tornados TX, OK, MO, LA, AR, and TN
20.05.2019 flood OK and AR
15.03.2019 flood OK, NE, MO, IL, KS, AR, KY, TN, TX, MS and LA
14.03.2019 flood Missouri River
13.04.2019 Sturm TX, LA, MS, AL, GA, NC, OH and PA
26.05.2019 Tornados CO, WY, NE, KS, OK, MO, IA, IL, IN, OH, PA und NJ
16.05.2019 Sturm IL, IN, IA, TX
07.05.2019 Sturm TX, OK, KS, AR, LA, MS, AL, NC
01.06.2019 Vegetationsbrand California and Alaska
17.09.2019 cyclone Galveston, Texas
06.07.2019 earthquake United States

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