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120 Reports of Tornados Thursday and Friday: Tornado Videos from Jackson, Mississippi; Tushka and Chandler, Oklahoma

Sat April 16 2011 7:44 am
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Extreme, up-close video of a violent tornado doing damage in the west side of Jackson, MS on April 15, 2011. (Clinton, Mississippi)

Reports of 98 tornados in one day for Friday April 15, 2011.

“The tree is moving out of the road actually.” Those were the words of storm chasers as a tree that was blocking the road they were using to follow a multiple vortex tornado and wedge tornado, blew off the road from tornado force winds. The chaser’s vehicle is heard getting hit with large thuds as debris from the tornado flew toward them while causing destruction in Tushka, Oklahoma and surrounding areas.

Numerous storm chaser and media reports that a large tornado moved through the cities of Tushka, Oklahoma and Atoka, Oklahoma with significant damage in both locations. Storm chasers and media also reported a large tornado began five miles west-southwest of Tushka and continued northeast.

VIDEO: A violent multi-vortex tornado that struck areas in and around Tushka and Atoka, Oklahoma on April 14, 2011 with sounds of chase vehicle getting hit by debris. storm chasers watch a rope tornado touching down harmlessly in an open field just northeast of Chandler, OK on April 14, 2011.

The storm chasers ultimately abandoned the chase to assist with first responders. Sadly, extensive damage resulted in these communities, and at least two fatalities have been confirmed, along with a number of injuries.

98 tornados reported on April 15, 2011

Ninety-eight (98) tornados reported south-central & southeastern U.S. on Friday, April 15, 2011.

22 tornado reported for Thursday, April 14, 2011

Twenty-two (22) tornados reported in south-central United States on Friday, April 14, 2011.

Maps from NOAA National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center.

Fatalities (5) Reported on April 15, 2011
One fatality reported in Wilsonville, Alabama
One fatality reported in Linden, Alabama
Three fatalities in Autauga County, Alabama

Fatalities (9) Reported on April 14, 2011
Two fatalities reported in Atoka, Oklahoma

Two fatalities reported in Pottsville, Arkansas
Two fatalities reported in Paron, Arkansas where a large tree fell on a house
Two fatalities reported in Little Rock, Arkansas where a large tree fell on a house
One fatality in Pulaski County Arkansas where a tree fell on an RV

One fatality in Cullen, Louisiana where a tree fell on a house

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