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2019 USA Severe Weather Special Report

This special USA situation report provides detailed state summaries for storms, tornadoes, straight line winds and flooding for the past 90 days across the United States.

According to the National Weather Service, there were nearly 4,400 individual reports of severe weather reported in May alone. These included tornadoes, hail and straight-line winds, and was the highest recorded since May since 2011. Record-breaking rainfall in Oklahoma and Kansas resulted in historic flooding throughout the Arkansas River Basin, along with remnant flooding in the Missouri and Mississippi River. Record rainfall swamped the south-central U.S. over the past few weeks, leading to catastrophic flooding along the Arkansas River in both Oklahoma and Arkansas. In several locations, the river was at its highest level ever recorded, including Fort Smith, Arkansas basins. source

Situation Overview

The Southern and Central United States have been battered by Tornado outbreaks and drenched by rainstorm after rainstorm in the spring of 2019, leading to widespread flooding. Across the continental United States, river gauges at 404 locations were above flood stage on May 29, with the vast majority along the Missouri, Mississippi, and Arkansas rivers and their tributaries.

The problem was most acute in late May along the Arkansas River. As of May 29, the National Weather Service reported flooding at 22 gauges along the river in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas, not including nearby tributaries and lakes. Major flooding was observed at 13 of those gauges. News media and forecasters predicted flooding in every major community along the river in the coming days. Every county in Oklahoma was in a state of emergency, and evacuations were ordered or recommended in several communities in Arkansas. source The image pair below shows flooding on the northeast side of Tulsa, along the Caney and Verdigris rivers, which flow into the Arkansas.

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Significant Updates

  • In the past 90 days, 27 states and 650 counties and parishes have been impacted by significant weather events including tornadoes, straight-line winds, hail, and flooding.
  • Receding flood waters are revealing damage to roads and bridges source

  • California, the La Jolla band of Luiseno, Cahuilla band of Indians, and Soboba Indian reservation have all experienced flooding, landslides and mudslides FEMA DR 4425.

  • Oklahoma: The Muskogee and Cherokee Nations closed riverfront casinos. source

  • Oklahoma: Cherokee Nation Tribal responding to flood damage from the Arkansas River at the local public schools and the tribal head start building. source

  • In the PDF version of the report, tornado items appearing in red are EF 2 or higher.

Flooding USA Spring 2019 Before and after satellite

Alabama

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General Summary

As of June 6, a total of 13 counties in Alabama were declared a disaster from recent severe storms, straight line winds, tornadoes and flooding ( Blount, Cherokee, Colbert, DeKalb, Franklin, Greene, Jackson, Lee, Lamar, Madison, Marion, Morgan, Winston). For year to date 2019 NOAA reports a total of 351 Severe Weather reports for Alabama including 75 Tornadoes, 35 Hail reports and 241 Wind Reports. In the past 90 days, there have been 47 tornadoes impacting communities across 32 counties.

Tornado Summary

Alabama on average has 47 tornadoes each year. As of April 22, 2019, a total of 54 tornadoes had already been reported source. An EF4 tornado struck Beauregard, Alabama on March 3 killing 23 people and leaving thousands without power. The tornado was nearly a mile wide in Lee County source. On March 5, a presidential major disaster declaration was made following severe storms, straight-line winds, and tornadoes that impacted Lee County on March 3rd. source.

Below is a summary of tornado and storm-related disaster declarations in the past 90 days for Alabama.

Mar 3 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

  • Macon-Lee EF4 Beauregard - NW of Society Hill & NE of Smiths Station

  • Barbour EF2 Weedon Field NE of Old Town Creek Recreation Area

  • Barbour EF2 County Rd 79 SSW of Batesville & SW Lugo

  • Macon-Lee EF2 Davisville ESE of Liverpool & S of Griffen Mill

  • Geneva EF1 NNE of Fadetter & S of Slocomb

  • Washington EF1 SW of Mcintosh

  • Washington EF1 S of Chatom

  • Crenshaw-Pike EF1 NW of Honoraville

  • Henry EF0 SE of Shorterville

  • Bullock EF0 County Rd 8 SSW of Inverness SW Lugo

  • Autauga EF0 County Rd 33 ENE of Mulberry

Mar 4 Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, And Tornadoes

Mar 14 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

  • Elmore EF2 WNW of Holtville & NE of Ten Cedars Estates

  • Autauga EF1 S of Dawson Mill & SSW of Vida Junction

  • Cullman EF1 NNW of Hanceville & NNw of Holly Pond

  • Perry-Chilton EF1 ESE Ellards & NE of Oakmulgee

  • St. Clair EF1 SE St Clair Springs & N of Wattsville

  • Blount-Etowah-StClair EF1 SW Allgood to N of Camp Sumatanga

  • Chilton-Coosa EF0 NNW of Gap of the Mtn & SSE of Marble Valley

  • Perry-Douglass EF0 NNW & NNE of Central Mills

  • Marengo EF0 ENE of Dayton & SW of Uniontown

  • Calhoun EF0 N of Ohatchee

  • Perry EF0 ENE of Morgan Springs & Heiberger

  • Tuscaloosa EF0 S of Bankhead Lock & Dam & WSW Bull City

  • Blount EF0 NW of Allgood & W of Oneonta

  • Randolph EF0 SSW of Wedowee & SSW Woodland

  • Coosa EF0 ESE of Parkdale & N of Goodwater

Apr 8 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

  • Blount EF1 ESE of Blountsville & SSW of Brooksville

  • Blount EF0 SW Hayden & NE Hayden

Apr 13 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

  • Franklin EF1 ENE of Red Bay & NNE of Red Bay

  • Marion EF1 SSW of Shottsville & WSW Shottsville

  • Marshall EF1 NNW of Douglas and S of Guntersville

Apr 14 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

  • Colbert EF1 WSW of Leighton

  • Etowah EF1 NNE of Glencoe - NNE Hokes Bluff

  • Tuscaloosa EF1 NE of Low Gap and N of Hagler

  • Pike EF1 WSW of Troy

  • Crenshaw-Pike EF0 W of Goshen

  • Pike EF0 W of Henderson

  • Russell EF0 SE of Phenix City

  • Shelby EF0 WNW of Calera - SSE of Shelby Cty Airport

  • Shelby EF0 SE of Oak Mountain Lake & W of Shoal Creek Golf Club

  • Perry EF0 ENE of Sprott & SW Oakmulgee

  • Hale EF0 NE of Gallion & E of Cedarville

Apr 16 Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Tornadoes, And Flooding

May 8 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

  • DeKalb EF1 SSE of Fyffe

  • Marshall EF1 NE of Albertville

  • Madison EF0 N of Hazel Green

May 12 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

  • Houston EF0 Dothan

Arkansas

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General Summary

As of June 7, severe storms and flooding have impacted 16 counties: Arkansas, Conway, Crawford, Desha, Faulkner, Franklin, Jefferson, Johnson, Lincoln, Logan, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Sebastian, Washington, and Yell

On May 28, the Arkansas River in western Arkansas was at its highest water level ever recorded. source Near the Oklahoma border at Fort Smith, Arkansas (pop 300,000), the river rose to two feet above its previous all-time high on Tuesday morning, and was predicted to rise at least another two feet before cresting on Wednesday. As of May 31, Along the Arkansas River in Arkansas, communities prepared for more record-breaking crests. Officials ordered mandatory evacuations for about 500 homes that sit within the levee system in Jefferson County, just southwest of Little Rock. source

By June 6 flooding was finally receding in most parts of Central Arkansas along the Arkansas River, but at Lake Conway, flooding is still a major problem for many residents. Arkansas Game and Fish Commission explains that floodwater from the Arkansas River is flowing backward through Palarm Creek, filling Lake Conway. source

Tornado Summary

For 2019 NOAA reports a total of 197 severe weather events including 24 Tornadoes, 34 Hail and 139 Wind reports.

Mar 9 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

  • Pulaski / Lonoke EF1 E of Wrightsville NNW of Keo

  • Lonoke / Prairie EF1 S of Culler S of Screeton

  • Lonoke / Prairie EF1 S of Parkers Corner WNW of Slovak

Apr 30 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

  • Boone EF1 SSE of Berman WSW South Lead Hill

May 2 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

  • Pulaski EF0 NNW of Sylvan Hills, SSW of Olmstead

  • Faulkner EF0 SW of Otto NNE of Cato

  • Prairie EF0 WSW of Des Arc to NNW of Des Arc

  • Jacson EF0 ese OF sWIFTON

  • Greene EF0 NE of Lafe

May 8 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

  • Jefferson EF0 ENE of Pine Bluff

May 18 - Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

  • Le Flore / Sebastian EF1 SSW of Arkoma to NE of Ft Smith

  • Sebastian EF1 NW of Greenwood to NE of Greenwood

  • Sebastian / Crawford EF1 NW of Barling to SW of Kibler

  • Sebastian / Franklin EF1 SE of Lavaca to NNE of Charleston

  • Crawford EF1 NW of Mulberry to ENE of Mulberry

  • Prairie EF0 W of Slovak

May 21 Arkansas Severe Storms And Flooding (EM-3414)

    • FEMA EM-3414 Declared on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 20:00

    • Map: none

    • Counties: Arkansas, Chicot, Conway, Crawford, Desha, Faulkner, Franklin, Jefferson, Johnson, Lincoln, Logan, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Sebastian, Yell

  • Arkansas Department of Health is waiving the $17 fee for flood victims to have private wells tested for bacterial contamination. A water sampling kit is available for free at each of the state's 75 local county health units

California

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General Summary

A presidential disaster declaration was made for the La Jolla Indian Reservation on March 26, for the Cahuilla Indian Reservation on March 27, and for the Soboba Band Luiseno Indians on April 9, 2019, due to the impact of severe storms, flooding and landslides in February. Public Assistance was approved. (Assistance to State, Local, Tribal and Territorial governments and certain private non-profit organizations for emergency work and the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities). In addition, All areas within the La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians, the Cahuilla Indian Reservation, and the Soboba Band Luiseno Indians are eligible for assistance under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.

In May, an additional 28 counties were declared a disaster due to winter storms, flooding, mudslides, and landslides. In 2019 NOAA reports 35 severe weather reports including 14 tornadoes, 8 hail, and 13 wind reports.

Feb 2 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

Colusa EF0 2 m E of Stegeman

Mariposa EF0 2 m NNW of Ben Hur

Sutter EF0 5 m SSW Yuba City S

Feb 15 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

Madera EF0 5 m SE of Knowles

Mar 26 La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, And Mudslides

Mar 28 Cahuilla Band of Indians Severe Storms And Flooding (DR-4423)

Apr 8 Soboba Band Luiseno Indians Severe Storms And Flooding (DR-4425)

May 1 California Severe Winter Storms, Flooding, Landslides, And Mudslides

May 17 California Severe Winter Storms, Flooding, Landslides, And Mudslides

    • FEMA DR-4434 May 17 California Severe Winter Storms, Flooding, Landslides,

      Map: https://gis.fema.gov/maps/dec_4434.pdf

    • Counties: Amador, Butte, Colusa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Monterey, Napa, Sonoma, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne

Colorado

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General Summary

As of June 7, 2019, there have been no disaster declarations for the state of Colorado. For the year to date, 2019 NOAA reports 113 severe weather reports including 26 tornadoes, 64 hail reports, and 23 wind reports. Currently, Avalanche debris causing blockages leading to potential flood threats. Updates can be accessed at http://www.coemergency.com/

Tornado Summary

In May, tornadoes were reported in several Colorado counties including Weld, Adams, Lincoln, Kiowa, Prowers and Bent. Most of the twisters were on the ground for five minutes or less and none of them caused any damage

Georgia

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General Summary

For year to date 2019 NOAA reports 352 severe weather events including 53 tornadoes, 38 hail reports and 261 wind reports. More than 460 people are still staying in 26 Red Cross and community shelters and that number could rise as new storms threaten and flood waters continue to overflow the river banks. source

Flooding Summary: On April 19th, 2019 a very heavy rainfall lead to flash flooding in several areas some received 6 inches of rain. source In May the downtown area of Helen, Georgia flooded due to the Chattahoochee river with business damage and road damage. source. Flooding Map

Tornado Summary

Mar 3 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

  • Crawford EF2 Greer Rd, Wesley Chapel Rd

  • Stewart EF2 Wesley Chapel Rd & Philadelphia Rd

  • Webster EF2 Wester

  • Columbia EF2 Evans

  • Harris EF2 along Gray Rock Rd & Ellerslie

  • Talbot EF2 Talbotton

  • Harris EF1 Pine Mountain & Hwy GA-18

  • Peach EF1 Taylors Mill Rd, Vinson Rd

  • Muskogee EF1 near Winding Ridge Rd

  • Quitman EF1 Lakepoint Resort State Park

  • Twiggs EF1 Huber near KaMin factory

  • Wilkinson EF1 S of Toomsboro

  • Washington EF1 S of Heards Bridge Rd

  • Washington EF1 Oconee, Kaolin Rd & Hwy 272

  • Bibb EF0 Macon

  • Telfair EF0 E of Workmore, Big Horse Creek Rd

  • Telfair EF0 Workmore S of McRae

  • Macon / Peach EF0 E of Marshallville

  • Taylor EF0 S of Ruper

Illinois

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General Summary:

On May 3, 2019, after major flooding, the governor issued a state disaster declaration for 34 of the 102 counties in Illinois. Illinois has seen record river crests, residential evacuations, and flood-related washouts and road buckling. As of May 31, About 200 Illinois National Guard members had been deployed along the Illinois and Mississippi rivers to assist with flood and levee monitoring. flooding in the state has been ongoing for about 80 days and is expected to reach “historic highs.” It comes amid spring flooding across the Midwest. John Sullivan of the Illinois Department of Agriculture says just 35% of corn crops and 14% of soybeans had been planted this season because of heavy rainfall source

Tornado Summary

For year to date 2019 NOAA reports a total of 294 severe weather events including 21 tornadoes, 61 hail reports and 212 wind reports. While there were 21 tornadoes in the past 90 days in Illinois, none were rated higher than EF1. There are no disaster declarations related to tornadoes in Illinois.

May 3 Severe Flooding and Storms

    • Governor declares 34 counties battling floods disaster areas source

    • Map: USGS Illinois Flood Map

    • Counties: Adams, Alexander, Brown, Bureau, Calhoun, Carroll, Cass, Fulton, Greene, Grundy, Hancock, Henderson, Jackson, Jersey, Jo Daviess, LaSalle, Madison, Marshall, Mason, Mercer, Monroe, Morgan, Peoria, Pike, Putnam, Randolph, Rock Island, Schuyler, Scott, St. Clair, Tazewell, Union, Whiteside, Woodford

May 23 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

  • Sangamon, Menard, Logan EF1 SW of Cantrall to W of Broadwell

  • Logan EF1 N of Lincoln

  • Piatt EF1 N of Cisco

  • Vermilion EF1 Muncie

  • Clay EF0 WSW of Xenia

May 24 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

  • McDonough EF1 N of Industry

  • McDonough EF1 NE of Industry

  • Champaign EF1 Champaign

  • Champaign EF1 Urbana

  • Champaign EF1 SW of St Joseph

  • Fulton EF0 W of Lewistown

May 27 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

  • Kendall EF0 NNW of Plattville

  • Will EF0 SW of Romeoville

  • Knox EF0 S of Dahinda

  • Vermillion EF0 S of Henning

  • Lee EF0 SW of Paw Paw

  • Cook EF0 SSE of Sauk Village

  • Woodford EF0 NW of Benson

May 29 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

  • Christian EF0 NNW of Stonington

  • Christian EF0 N of Edinburg

  • Christian EF0 NE of Stonington

  • Macon EF0 E of Blue Mound

Indiana

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General Summary

  • For year to date 2019 NOAA reports 294 severe weather events including 21 tornadoes, 61 hail reports and 212 wind reports. As of June 10, 2019 there have been no disaster declarations for the state of Indiana.

    Tornado Summary

    There were at least 500 structures damaged in the Pendleton area when an EF-2 tornado swept across Madison County on Memorial Day. According to preliminary damage estimates roughly 1,500 structures in the storm's path were surveyed and about 33 percent of those structures suffered some level of damage. At least 30 to 40 of those structures were either destroyed or heavily damaged

    May 27 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

    • Miami, Fulton EF3 N of Macy to SSE of Silver Lake

    • Blackford, Wells EF3 N of Roll to S of Nottingham

    • Madison EF2 Pendleton

    • Grant EF2 SSW of Somerset

    • Wabash EF1 NW of Manchester

    • Henry EF1 S of Middletown

    • Henry EF1 ESE of Middletown

Iowa

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General Summary

As of June 7, 2019, Iowa state disaster proclamations were made for 75 of the 99 counties in Iowa. Ten streams are in flood stage as of June 10, 2019 Map

Presidential declarations were made for 58 counties and 1 tribe as a result of severe storms and flooding. Counties: Adair, Adams, Allamakee, Appanoose, Audubon, Boone, Bremer, Buena Vista, Butler, Calhoun, Carroll, Cass, Cedar, Cherokee, Clay, Clinton, Crawford, Dallas, Davis, Decatur, Des Moines, Dickinson, Emmet, Fayette, Franklin, Fremont, Greene, Guthrie, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Harrison, Henry, Howard, Humboldt, Ida, Iowa, Iowa, Jasper, Johnson, Kossuth, Lee, Louisa, Lucas, Lyon, Madison, Mahaska, Marion, Marshall, Mills, Monona, Monroe, Montgomery, O'Brien, Osceola, Page, Palo Alto, Plymouth, Pocahontas, Polk, Pottawattamie, Pottawattamie, Sac, Scott, Shelby, Sioux, Tama, Union, Van Buren, Wapello, Wayne, Webster, Winnebago, Winneshiek, Woodbury, Wright, source

Since March 2019 Iowa has been in flood stage due to rain, melting snow, and ice jams. Iowa was declared a state of emergency by March 16th, 2019 for the following counties; Fremont, Harrison, Louisa, Mills, Monona, Pottawattamie, Scott, Shelby, Woodbury. Missouri Valley evacuated 2,000 residents. Primghar, Iowa had record rainfall levels at 50.8 mm in 24 hours. Currently there are 20 stream gauges flooding. source

Tornado Summary

For year to date 2019 NOAA reports 112 severe weather reports including 27 tornadoes, 37 hail reports and 48 wind reports. 56 counties Multiple tornadoes ripped through eastern Iowa in May damaging several homes, barns and trees. source

Mar 12 Severe Storms And Flooding

    • FEMA DR-4421 Declared on Friday, March 22, 2019 - 20:00 FEMA DR-4430 Declared on Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 20:00

    • Map: May 10 2019 Severe Storms and Flooding PDF

    • Public Assistance Counties: Adair, Adams, Allamakee, Audubon, Boone, Bremer, Buena Vista, Butler, Calhoun, Carroll, Cass, Cherokee, Clay, Crawford, Dallas, Decatur, Dickinson, Emmet, Fayette, Franklin, Fremont, Greene, Guthrie, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Harrison, Howard, Humboldt, Ida, Iowa, Jasper, Kossuth, Lyon, Madison, Mahaska, Marshall, Mills, Monona, Montgomery, O'Brien, Osceola, Page, Palo Alto, Plymouth, Pocahontas, Polk, Pottawattamie, Sac, Shelby, Sioux, Tama, Union, Webster, Winnebago, Winneshiek, Woodbury, Wright

    • Individual Assistance Counties: Fremont, Harrison, Louisa, Mills, Monona, Pottawattamie, Scott, Shelby, and Woodbury.

Mar 13 Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa Severe Storms And Flooding

May 22 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

  • Adair, Guthrie EF2 Adair

  • Cass EF1 SE of Anita

May 24 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

  • Johnson EF1 Iowa City

  • Cedar EF0 NE of West Branch

May 27 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

  • Van Buren EF3 ENE of Cantril

  • Floyd EF1 Charles City

  • Howard EF1 S of Saratoga to Lime Springs

  • Lee EF1 Houghton

  • Howard EF0 SW of Elma

  • Des Moines EF0 SW of Burlington

May 27 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

  • Poweshiek EF1 NNE of Barnes City

  • Humboldt EF0 SE of Bradgate

  • Iowa EF0 SE of Victor

  • Poweshiek EF0 NE of Deep River

  • Hardin EF0 ESE of Garden City

  • Poweshiek EF0 SE of Guernsey

  • Iowa EF0 E of Guernsey

  • Johnson EF0 NW of Kalnone

  • Hardin EF0 E of New Providence

  • Hardin EF0 SW of Eldora

  • Hardin EF0 WNW of Owasa

  • Hardin EF0 E of Steamboat Rock

June 4

  • Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation May 29 for 10 counties in response to heavy rains, hail, straight-line winds, tornadoes, widespread flooding, and flash flooding beginning May 17 and continuing. She also issued proclamations on May 30 for Van Buren County, May 31 for Appanoose, Cedar, Davis, Johnson, Lucas, Monroe, and Pottawattamie counties, and on June 4 for Union County for severe weather beginning May 17.

  • Counties: Appanoose, Cedar, Clinton, Davis, Des Moines, Henry, Iowa, Johnson, Lee, Louisa, Lucas, Marion, Monroe, Pottawattamie, Scott, Van Buren, Union, Wapello, Wayne

Kansas

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General Summary

On June 4, 2019, Atchison, Bourbon and Ford Counties were added to the state disaster proclamation signed by Governor Laura Kelly May 9 which brings the total to 63 of the 105 counties in Kansas. Counties currently named in the declaration are: Allen, Anderson, Barber, Barton, Butler, Chase, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Clark, Clay, Cloud, Coffey, Comanche, Cowley, Crawford, Dickinson, Doniphan, Douglas, Edwards, Elk, Ellsworth, Franklin, Geary, Gray, Greenwood, Harper, Harvey, Hodgeman, Jefferson, Kingman, Leavenworth, Lincoln, Linn, Lyon, Marion, Marshall, McPherson, Meade, Montgomery, Morris, Nemaha, Neosho, Norton, Osage, Ottawa, Pawnee, Phillips, Pottawatomie, Pratt, Reno, Rice, Riley, Rush, Russell, Saline, Sumner, Wabaunsee, Washington, Wilson, and Woodson. source

Lakeside Village in Jefferson County is without water supply as a result of flooding. The Kansas National Guard, in partnership with Fort Riley’s 1st Infantry Division and the Nebraska National Guard, will be transporting six HIPPOs (Load Handling System Compatible Water Tank Racks) to the community to fill their pump house to supply their water system. A liaison officer has also been sent to the area to coordinate with local officials.

All American Red Cross shelters are currently closed. Ten shelters are on standby. All pet shelters have been closed with four on standby. The Kansas State Animal Response Team is supporting pet shelter needs, as needed.

On May 28, a presidential emergency declaration was made for 33 counties for public assistance. Flood Map

Tornado Summary:

For the year to date 2019, NOAA reports a total of 645 severe weather reports including 97 tornadoes, 287 hail, and 261 wind reports.

On May 17, 2019, an EF3 long-tracked tornado passed near the towns of Minneola and Bloom, significantly damaging multiple farmsteads. A semi-truck was blown off the road near the beginning of the path. Homes sustained major structural damage, including roof and exterior wall loss. Barns and outbuildings were completely destroyed, including a metal-framed structure that was severely mangled. Farm machinery was thrown and damaged, trees were snapped and denuded, and a wooden projectile was speared into a dirt road. source

On May 28, 2019, an EF4 tornado touched down south of Lawrence about 6:15 pm and continued northeast for more than 31 miles before lifting in Leavenworth County. Douglas County officials said the storm injured 17 people, three of them seriously, and damaged more than 60 homes. source The tornado developed in southwestern Douglas County Kansas and tracked to the east-northeast while strengthening. EF-3 damage occurred in northeastern Douglas County, then the storm gained strength and produced EF-4 damage in southern Leavenworth County Kansas.

May 17 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

  • Meade, Clark, Ford EF3 SE of Fowler to W of Ford

  • Ford, Edwards EF2 Ford, Edwards

  • Edwards EF2 Lewis to N of Belpre

May 20 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

  • Cherokee EF1 S of Chicopee

  • Crawford EF1 S of Pittsburg

May 21 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

  • Nemaha EF3 Bern

  • Jackson EF2 SW of Mayettato S of Whiting

  • Dickinson EF1 SSE of Enterprise to S of Chapman

  • Nemaha EF1 SW of Oneida

  • Atchison EF1 NW of Effingham

  • Dickinson, Geary EF0 E of Chapmanto ENE of Milford

  • Shawnee, Jackson EF0 E of Rossvilleto SW of Mayetta

May 22 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

  • Cherokee EF1 Treece

May 24 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

  • Marshall EF1 Marysville

  • Nemaha EF1 N of Seneca

  • Butler EF0 Douglass

May 24 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

  • Kansas EF1 NE of Cimarron

  • Ford EF1 N of Ford

  • Hodgeman EF1 NE of Hanston

  • Thomas EF1 W of MIngo

May 27 (May 9 and Continuing) Tornadoes And Flooding

    • FEMA EM-3412 Declared on Monday, May 28, 2019 - 20:00

    • Map: https://waterwatch.usgs.gov/new/index.php?r=ks&id=ww_flood

    • Public Assistance Counties: Allen, Anderson, Butler, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Coffey, Cowley, Crawford, Dickinson, Doniphan, Douglas, Elk, Franklin, Geary, Greenwood, Harvey, Jefferson, Leavenworth, Linn, Lyon, Marshall, Montgomery, Morris, Neosho, Osage, Pottawatomie, Reno, Riley, Saline, Sumner, Wabaunsee, Wilson, Woodson

May 28 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

  • Douglas, Leavenworth EF4 ENE of Overbrook to Linwood, Bonner Springs

  • Russell, Osborne, Jewell, Mitchell EF2 W of Waldoto S of Tipton

Kentucky

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General Summary:

As of June 7, 2019 there are 57 of the 120 counties in Kentucky that have received a Presidential disaster declaration.

In early April, Gov. Matt Bevin sent a letter requesting a Presidential Disaster Declaration for 58 Kentucky counties that were impacted during a severe weather event in February and March. The system produced extended episodes of strong winds and torrential rain which caused flooding, flash flooding, landslides, and mudslides. The weather system caused over $41 million in damages statewide, the majority of that related to highways, bridges, and utility infrastructure. Three Kentuckians lost their lives during this event, along with many minor injuries.

Severe storms in February increased water levels at dams in central and western Kentucky, resulting in record water releases at Wolf Creek Dam in Jamestown that have caused flooding. The Kentucky Division of Emergency Management has received state of emergency declarations from 36 counties and 11 cities. Flood Map

Tornado Summary

For year to date 2019 NOAA Reports 164 severe weather events including 13 tornadoes, 25 hail reports and 126 wind reports.

On March 14, 2019, Scattered supercell thunderstorms developed ahead of a cold front on the 14th as it swept east across our region during the day. The supercell activity was preceded by widespread rain and thunderstorms the previous night. The overnight rain was locally heavy, causing some flooding in western Kentucky. Throughout the event, strong gradient winds associated with a strong low pressure system gusted up to 50 mph at times and 6 tornadoes were reported.

An EF2 tornado impacted the counties of McCracken, Ballard, and Carlisle. The tornado developed near Cunningham and quickly intensified and widened, reaching 300 yards wide just west of Lovelaceville. The tornado reached its maximum intensity of EF-2 intermittently from just north of Lovelaceville to just southeast of Barkley Regional Airport (west of Paducah). At least a dozen homes sustained major structural damage, including walls blown outward and partial roof loss. Four cows were killed near Lovelaceville. Dozens of barns, outbuildings, garages, and grain bins were destroyed. Dozens of homes sustained minor damage, such as loss of shingles. A mall on the west side of Paducah sustained some roof damage, as well as an adjacent strip mall. Extensive tree and power line damage caused power outages for thousands. The only reported injury occurred when a grain bin was blown onto a pickup truck on U.S. Highway 62. source

March 14 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

McCracken, Ballard, Carlysle EF2 Cunningham to Lovelaceville

Union EF1 Morganfield

Henderson EF0 Smith Mills

Henderson, Webster EF0 Sabree

Webster EF0 Slaughters

Graves EF0 Hickory

April 17

  • Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Flooding, Landslides, And Mudslides

    • FEMA DR-4428 Declared on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 20:00

    • Map: https://gis.fema.gov/maps/dec_4428.pdf

    • Counties: Adair, Ballard, Bell, Boyd, Breathitt, Butler, Campbell, Carlisle, Carroll, Carter, Casey, Clay, Crittenden, Cumberland, Edmonson, Elliott, Estill, Floyd, Grant, Greenup, Hancock, Harlan, Henderson, Henry, Jackson, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Laurel, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Livingston, Madison, Magoffin, Marion, Marshall, Martin, McCracken, McCreary, Metcalfe, Morgan, Owsley, Pendleton, Perry, Pike, Powell, Rockcastle, Russell, Trigg, Union, Washington, Wayne, Webster, Whitley and Wolfe.

Louisiana

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General Summary:

For year to date 2019, NOAA reports 297 severe weather events for Louisiana including 52 tornadoes, 53 hail events and 192 wind reports. State of emergency declared for flooding that began on May 10, 2019 due to tornadoes with 373 homes damaged and public property and infrastructure. As of June 10, eight stream gauges are in flood in Louisiana Current Flood Map

Tornado Summary

On June 3, 2019, a federal disaster declaration was made for the parishes of Lincoln, Morehouse, and Union. The request was made after tornadoes in April hit the area, doing more than $12 million of damages. Two people were killed. Louisiana Tech University was also affected. source

The Governor of Louisiana declared a state of emergency following the tornado outbreak of April 25-26, 2019 after multiple road closures, power outages, downed trees, debris and structures damages were reported in Lincoln, Union, Bienville, Caddo, DeSoto, LaSalle, and Morehouse parishes. During the early morning hours of April 25, a large tornado of EF3 intensity caused major damage in Ruston, Louisiana, including portions of the Louisiana Tech University campus. Numerous homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed, vehicles were lofted, and two people were killed when a large tree crushed a house. Another early-morning wedge tornado tracked from Morehouse Parish, Louisiana into Ashley County, Arkansas, mowing down hundreds of trees at EF2 intensity. Near Jena, Louisiana, an EF2 tornado ripped half of the roof off of a house and downed many trees. source

On May 8 an outbreak of 10 - 12 tornadoes ripped through TX AR and LA. All were EF1 or lower and damage was limited to one or two homes and uprooted and snapped trees. source

Mar 9 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

Caddo Parish EF1 2 m NE Vivian to 3 E of Mira

Bossier Parish EF1 2 m SW of Carterville to 1 m E of Carterville

Webster Parish EF1 .5 W of Springhill to .2 E of Springhill

Apr 24- 25 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

  • Lincoln EF3 Ruston

  • Morehouse Parish / Ashley EF2 WNW of Beekman SSW of Hamburg

  • Lasalle EF2 7 m W of Jena

  • Caddo EF1 1 m ENE of Mooringsport

  • Sabine TDS NE of Converse

  • Bienville TDS 1 m NNE of Lucky

  • Bienville TDS 3 m E of Bienville

  • Union TDS 5 m NNE of Downsville

  • LaSalle TDS 5 m N of Midway - Summerville

  • Vernon TDS 5 m NW of Sugartown

  • Louisiana Severe Storms And Tornadoes (DR-4439)

    • FEMA DR-4439 Declared on Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 20:00

    • Counties: Lincoln (Parish), Morehouse (Parish), Union (Parish)

May 8

County EF Location

  • De Soto Parish EF1 Near Keatchi, LA

  • De Soto Parish EF1 Near Stonewall

  • De Soto Parish EF1 East of Stonewall

  • Natchitoches Parish EF1 Near Readhimer

  • Jackson Parish EF1 South/East of Jonesboro

  • Jackson Parish EF1 South of Jonesboro

  • Jackson/Lincoln Parish EF1 Clay/S. Ruston

May 10 (and continuing)

  • Louisiana Flooding (EM-3413)

    • FEMA EM-3413 Declared on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 20:00 source

    • Counties: To be determined

Mississippi

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On April 23, 2019, a federal disaster declaration was approved for 23 counties in Mississippi following severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes, and flooding from Feb. 22 – March 29, 2019.

On March 25, 2019, a Mississippi congressional congregation requested full consideration of Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant’s request for a federal disaster declaration in the event of the devastating weather events and record flooding across the state. The delegation’s letter referenced preliminary damage reports that show 43 of Mississippi’s 82 counties have been affected. The letter also referenced Governor Bryant’s request, which documented at least 1,323 lost or damaged homes, 126 affected businesses, 839 destroyed or damaged roads, 35 impacted bridges, and one fatality. Fifteen Mississippi counties are currently experiencing flooding, which will cause these initial assessments to increase. source

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Tornado Summary

As of April 30, 2019, there were 76 tornadoes in Mississippi. The National Weather Service confirmed 44 tornadoes in Mississippi from the April 18 outbreak, tying the record for a single event. The one-day total exceeds Mississippi’s annual average of 43 tornadoes during the years 1991-2010. source

2019 Tornadoes in Mississippi ESRI map

May 22 (Feb 22 - Mar 29)

  • Mississippi Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Tornadoes, And Flooding

Missouri

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On May 20, 2019, a presidential disaster declaration was made for 12 counties impacted by severe storms, straight line winds, and flooding from March 11 to April 16, 2019. Public Assistance was approved, but individual assistance was not approved. source

More than a month after the flooding began, Governor Parson declared a state of emergency on March 23, 2019, after 13 counties were inundated by severe flooding. “Many of the affected communities have engaged in flood-fighting activities due to severe flooding along the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers,” the letter stated. “The severity and magnitude of the flooding has caused several communities to be evacuated and has resulted in the destruction of homes, farms, and businesses. Parson also asked that five of the 13 counties—Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Holt, and Platte—receive individual assistance, which will allow residents to apply for aid to pay for temporary housing, home repair and replacement of damaged belongings. source

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Tornado Summary

Year to date in 2019, NOAA reports 512 severe weather events for Missouri including 88 tornadoes, 145 hail reports and 279 wind reports.

On May 22, 2019, About two dozen people were reportedly injured when a “wedge” tornado ripped through Jefferson City, Missouri at 11:43 p.m. The twister left a 3-square-mile trail of destruction. Authorities had received reports of collapsed apartment complexes and shredded mobile homes. People called to say they were trapped in their homes. Yet, there were no reported fatalities.

Earlier in the night, tornadoes flew around southwest Missouri, near the Oklahoma border, setting off alarms in Joplin, where on the same date eight years earlier a tornado killed 161 people. Tornadoes caused damage in the nearby town of Carl Junction and in Golden City, where three people were killed. Despite the widespread damage, authorities announced with relief that injuries in Jefferson City had been minimal, that there were no fatalities and no reports of missing people. source

April 30 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

  • Christian/Greene EF2 Ozark / SE Greene County

  • McDonald/Barry EF1 Wheaton

  • Lawrence EF1 Miller #1

  • Lawrence/Dade EF1 Miller #2

  • Polk EF1 Eudora

  • Greene EF1 Willard #1

  • Greene EF1 Willard #2

  • Stone/Christian EF1 Galena / South Christian

  • Taney/Ozark EF1 Theodosia

  • Dallas EF1 Long Lane

  • Douglas EF1 Squires

  • Douglas EF1 Hunter Creek

  • Texas EF1 Bucyrus

  • Wright EF1 Dawson

  • Wright EF1 Macomb

  • Wright EF1 Norwood

  • Phelps EF1 NE Jerome

  • Phelps EF0 Edgar Springs

  • Howell EF0 Willow Springs

  • Barry EF0 Pleasant Ridge

  • Texas EF0 Northern Texas

  • Wright EF0 Mountain Grove

  • Wright EF0 Hartville

  • Dallas EF0 North Buffalo

  • Douglas EF0 Brushy Knob

  • Douglas EF0 Goodhope

  • Taney EF0 Branson

  • Barry EF0 Cassville

  • Barry EF0 Shell Knob

May 20 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

  • Barton EF1 S. of Pittsburg KS to SE of Mindenmines MO

May 20 (Mar 11 - Apr 16)

  • Missouri Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding (DR-4435):

    • FEMA DR-4435 Declared on Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 20:00

    • Map: https://gis.fema.gov/maps/dec_4435.pdf

    • Counties: Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Carroll, Chariton, Holt, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Platte, Ray, Ste. Genevieve

May 21 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

  • Webster EF1 W of Marshfield

  • Wright EF1 W of Mansfield to W of Manes

  • Phelps EF1 E of Beulah to ESE of Edgar Springs

  • Callaway EF1 E of Yucatan

  • Franklin, St. Charles EF1 W of Labadieto NE of Augusta

  • Greene EF0 WSW of Bassville

May 22 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

  • Miller, Cole, Callaway EF3 Eldon to Jefferson City

  • Audrain EF0 WNW Rush Hilltop S of Santa FE

May 23 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

  • Laclede EF1 Southern Laquey

May 24 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

  • Jackson EF0 Longview Lake

  • Jackson EF0 Lake Lotawana

  • Lafayette EF0 Ne of Altamont

May 28 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

  • Clay EF2 SSE of Kearney

May 29 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

  • Scott EF1 NE of Miner

Montana

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On May 24, 2019, Governor Steve Bullock announced that FEMA has granted the State of Montana its requested Presidential Disaster Declaration for spring flooding. The declaration will provide for flood recovery efforts in Daniels, Lake, McCone, Park, Powder River, Stillwater, Treasure and Valley Counties.

“Early spring flooding caused widespread damage to roads, culverts and private residences, particularly affecting rural communities across Montana,” said Governor Bullock. “I am thankful for FEMA’s diligence and for working with us to secure this funding. Montanans can rest assured that we continue to stand ready to assist in protecting lives and property, cleaning up from this spring flooding, and in mitigating future disasters.” Governor Bullock and Montana Disaster and Emergency Services (MT DES) submitted the request for a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration on May 9 for an estimated $2.2 million in damages. source

For year to date in 2019, NOAA reports 17 significant weather reports, 8 of which were wind reports.

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Nebraska

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In Nebraska, out of 93 counties in the state, Presidential public assistance disaster declarations have been approved for 81 counties, 3 Native American Reservations and 1 Tribal Designated Statistical area.source A total of 27 counties have been approved for individual assistance. There has been damage to 27 state bridges and 200 miles of pavement. At the peak of the flooding, over 3,300 miles of roads were closed due to blizzard conditions or water on the roads. By March 23rd, as the waters receded, less than 200 miles remained closed. source Flood Map

Tornado Summary

For year to date in 2019, NOAA reports 242 severe weather reports including 30 tornadoes, 160 hail reports and 52 wind reports.

Mar 21 (Mar 9 - Apr 1)

  • Severe Winter Storm, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding

    • FEMA DR-4420 Declared on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 20:00

    • Map PDF https://gis.fema.gov/maps/dec_4420.pdf

    • Individual Assistance Counties: Antelope, Boone, Boyd, Buffalo, Burt, Butler, Cass, Colfax, Cuming, Custer, Dodge, Douglas, Hall, Howard, Knox, Madison, Nance, Nemaha, Pierce, Platte, Richardson, Saline, Sarpy, Saunders, Stanton, Thurston, Washington, and the Santee Sioux Nation

  • Public Assistance Counties: Adams, Antelope, Banner, Blaine, Boone, Box Butte, Boyd, Brown, Buffalo, Burt, Butler, Cass, Cedar, Cherry, Cheyenne, Clay, Colfax, Cuming, Custer, Dakota, Dawes, Dawson, Deuel, Dixon, Dodge, Douglas, Fillmore, Franklin, Frontier, Furnas, Gage, Garden, Garfield, Gosper, Greeley, Hall, Harlan, Holt, Howard, Jefferson, Johnson, Kearney, Keya Paha, Kimball, Knox, Lancaster, Lincoln, Logan, Loup, Madison, Merrick, Morrill, Nance, Nemaha, Nuckolls, Omaha Indian Reservation, Otoe, Pawnee, Phelps, Pierce, Platte, Polk, Ponca (TDSA), Richardson, Rock, Sac and Fox Indian Reservation (Also KS), Saline, Santee Indian Reservation, Sarpy, Saunders, Scotts Bluff, Seward, Sheridan, Sherman, Sioux, Stanton, Thayer, Thurston, Valley, Washington, Wayne, Webster, Wheeler, Winnebago Indian Reservation, York

May 17 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

  • Frontier EF3 NE of Stockville to SW of Farnam

  • Red Willow EF2 ESE of Culbertson to NW of McCook

  • Frontier-Dawson EF1 W of Eustisto NE of Farnam

  • Dawson EF1 NE of Cozad

  • Custer EF1 SE of Oconto

  • Frontier EF0 SW of Stockville

  • Frontier EF0 NE of Stockville

  • Frontier EF0 Northwestern Stockville

  • Frontier EF0 NE of Stockville

  • Dawson EF0 W of Eddyville

May 26 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

  • Franklin EF1 SW of Upland

May 27 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

  • Chase EF1 NW of Imperial

  • Chase EF0 N of Imperial

  • Chase EF0 NNE of Imperial

New Mexico

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For year to date in 2019, NOAA reports 126 severe weather reports including 17 tornadoes, 68 hail reports and 41 wind reports.

Tornado Summary

Jun 4

  • Otero County EMA reports a small tornado struck outside of town near Alamagordo. Pending official review Source

Mar 7

May 26 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

    • Roosevelt EF2 SE of Dorato NE of Rogers

North Carolina

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Over the weekend of June 8 and 9, areas of North Carolina experienced over 12 inches of rain. Flood waters are highest it’s been in some areas since severe flooding of 1949. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper held a press conference to address the flooding across the state and reported that over 80 swift water rescues have been performed. The Catawba river is cresting over Lookout Shoals dam source . Emergency declarations have been made for Alexander, Caldwell and Catawba counties. Multiple roads and bridges are closed across the state due to flooding including US401 in NE Wake County/South Franklin county, a road collapse in Hickory, and Woodland Hills Drive near Icard. USGS Flood Map

Tornado Summary

On April 19, 2019, there were a total of 12 tornadoes in North Carolina including 1 EF2, 6 EF1, and 5 EF0 tornadoes.

Apr 19 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

Orange EF2 Whitecross

Moore EF1 Robbins in NW Moore County

Chatham EF1 Siler City

Sampson/Johnson EF1 Spivey’s Corner to Meadow

Nash/Halifax EF1 Rocky Mount to W. of Whitakers

Edgecombe/Halifax EF1 Sunnyside - Battleboro - Whitakers

Halifax/Northampton EF1 SW of Weldon to Greensville County VA

McDowell EF0 N of Ashford

Gaston/Lincoln EF0 N of Lincolnton

Alexander EF0 N of Hiddenite

W Northampton EF0 4 m W of Gaston

Northampton EF0 Jackson to Margarettesville

North Dakota

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For year to date in 2019, NOAA reports 43 severe weather reports including 3 tornadoes, 22 hail reports and 18 wind reports. Flood Map

Tornado Summary

May 24 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

    • Barnes EF1 Leal

    • Barnes EF0 Rogers

    • Steele EF0 NW of Hope

Ohio

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On June 10, 2019 Governor Mike DeWine announced he will be seeking assistance from the government for the 21 tornadoes that touched down. source At least 5 million people lost power in May due to tornadoes that tore across Ohio. 2 shelters were setup in Western Ohio due to the severe storms. At least 385 people were treated at hospitals due to storm-related injuries.

On April 8, 2019, a federal disaster declaration was approved for 20 counties impacted by severe storms, flooding, and landslides between February 5-13, 2019. Approved for public assistance were Adams, Athens, Belmont, Brown, Gallia, Guernsey, Hocking, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Pike, Ross, Scioto, Vinton, and Washington counties. source

Flood map

Tornado Summary

During the tornado outbreak of May 27-28, 2019, there were 21 tornadoes reported across Ohio including one F4, three F3, and three F2 tornadoes. Damage summaries from the National Weather Service can be found here. Below is a summary is only for the F4 Brookville tornado.

The largest tornado initially touched down just west of Brookville. Numerous homes suffered significant roof damage and removal, with exterior wall collapse, and complete garage destruction. The tornado then carved a path east through Trotwood where damage consistent with EF2 wind speeds was widespread, with some homes sustaining damage consistent with EF3 wind speeds which again featured roof removal and exterior wall collapse. This was particularly true on the south side of Westbrook Road. A large number of homes and apartment complexes were impacted further east in Trotwood, most of this damage consistent with high-end EF2 wind speeds.

The tornado continued southeast through Dayton and Northridge, crossing I-75 and into the Old North Dayton Area, where heavy damage continued to homes and businesses. Based on additional information received via Dayton Skywarn and the Red Cross, it is believed the tornado continued further to the southeast, causing damage in a subdivision north of Burkhardt Road. The roof of an apartment building on Dodge Ct was removed. This is the final known damage caused by this tornado.

The survey team noted hundreds of homes, businesses, and apartment complexes and thousands of trees along the path sustaining moderate to heavy damage, and in particular the width of the

tornado along much of this path was up to or perhaps in excess of a 1/2 mile which led to an extremely devastating damage footprint across Montgomery County.

Apr 8 (Feb 5 - Feb 13)

  • Ohio Severe Storms, Flooding, And Landslides (DR-4424)

    • FEMA DR-4424 Declared on Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 20:00

    • Map: https://gis.fema.gov/maps/dec_4424.pdf

    • Counties: Adams, Athens, Belmont, Brown, Gallia, Guernsey, Hocking, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Pike, Ross, Scioto, Vinton, and Washington

May 27 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

    • Montgomery EF4 Brookville to Riverside

    • Montgomery, Greene EF3 Riverside to Beaver creek to N of Xenia

    • Mercer EF3 Celina

    • Dark/Miami EF3 West Milton

    • Montgomery EF2 ESE of Englewood

    • Greene EF1 NE of Jamestown

    • Darke EF1 S of Hollansburg

    • Darke EF1 New Madison

    • Auglaize EF0 SSE of Uniopolis

    • Miami EF0 S of Troy

    • Auglaize EF0 Waynesfield

    • Miami EF0 Elizabeth Township

    • Montgomery, Miami EF0 Phillipsburg

    • Hardin EF0 NE of Belle Center

May 28 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

    • Greene EF2 NE of Jamestown

    • Hocking EF2 NE of Laurelville

    • Auglaize EF1 W of Wapakoneta

    • Perry, Muskingum EF1 Roseville

    • Pickaway EF1 S of Tarlton

    • Pickaway EF0 SE of Circleville

    • Vinton EF0 NW of Zaleski

Oklahoma

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For year to date in 2019, NOAA reports 451 severe weather reports including 85 tornadoes, 175 hail reports and 191 wind reports. Some parts of the state have seen 10 inches of rain in a 48 hour period. Officials believe floods have had an impact on at least 1,000 homes in some way, especially in northeastern Oklahoma around the swollen Arkansas River, state Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman Keli Cain said. Flood watches and warnings were in effect Friday for large portions of northern Oklahoma. By the afternoon, Gov. Kevin Stitt had amended an earlier executive order to declare a state of emergency in all 77 counties across the state due to the severe weather. Gov. Kevin Stitt has declared a state of emergency in all 77 counties across the state due to the severe weather. source USGS flood Map

Tornado Summary

May 7

May 20 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

  • Greer EF2 Western Mangum

  • Cherokee, Delaware EF2 SW of Peggsto NW of Kansas

  • Okmulgee EF1 E of Winchester

  • Mayes EF1 S of Salina

  • Delaware EF1 W of Leach to NW of Kansas

May 21 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

  • Pottawatomie EF2 E of Dale

  • McClain, Cleveland EF1 Noble

  • Creek EF1 NW of Sapulpa

  • Tulsa EF1 Tulsa

  • Cleveland EF1 NW of Stella

  • Cleveland EF1 NE of Norman

  • Cleveland EF0 SSE of Lake Stanley Draper

  • Lincoln, Pottawatomie EF0 ENE of Aydelotteto, ESE of Meeker

  • Tulsa EF0 Tulsa

  • Tulsa EF0 NNE of Owasso

May 22 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

  • Delaware EF2 Jay to E of Grove

  • Okfuskee EF1 SE of IXL

  • Okfuskee EF1 Okfuskee

  • Okfuskee EF1 E of Okemah

  • Okfuskee, Okmulgee EF1 ENE of Okemah

  • Craig EF1 W of Bluejacket

  • Ottawa EF1 WNW of Cardin

  • Mayes EF1 NE of Pryor

  • Mayes EF1 Salina

May 23 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

  • Beaver, Ellis, Harper EF3 NNE of Follett to SSW of Laverne

  • Craig, Delaware EF1 N of Ketchum

May 25 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

  • Canadian EF3 Southern El Reno

  • Creek EF1 N of Bristow

  • Creek EF1 SW of Kellyville

  • Creek, Tulsa EF1 Sapulpa

  • Creek, Tulsa EF1 SW of Sapulpa to Jenks

  • Tulsa EF1 NE of Broken Arrow

  • Mayes EF0 E of Salina

Oregon

General Summary

  • For year to date in 2019, NOAA reports 2 severe weather reports, both were tornadoes. On May 28,2019, for the first time since 2005 witnesses caught sight of a funnel cloud appearing to form over several minutes, reporting the sighting. After looking into the incident and analyzing public video, NWS said that a very weak tornado touched down briefly in the area around 4 p.m., 8 miles west-northwest of Sprague River, according to RADAR. No damage or injuries were reported due to the tornado.

    No streams currently in flood stage USGS Flood Map.

    May 2 (Feb 23-Feb26)

Pennsylvania

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For year to date in 2019, NOAA reports 460 severe weather reports including 31 tornadoes, 116 hail reports and 313 wind reports.

USGS Flood Map.

Tornado Summary

The National Weather Service said Wednesday at four tornadoes touched down during strong storms that raked across the state on May 28 and May 29, bringing heavy rain and high wind. In a housing development in Morgantown, more than a dozen homes suffered significant structural damage from the storm. source An EF0 storm with winds topping out at 80 mph also struck Lower Milford and Milford townships. Montgomery county was hardest hit.

May 28 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

  • Lancaster, Berks EF2 Morgantown

  • Bradford EF1 ENE of Ulster Township

  • Lackawanna EF1 SW of Waverly Township

  • Indiana EF0 Penn Run

  • Wyoming EF0 Falls Township

May 29 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

  • Fulton EF1 Wells Tannery area

  • Perry EF1 ESE of Newport

  • Dauphin EF1 Matamoras

  • Tioga EF0 ESE of Whitneyville

  • Lehigh, Bucks EF0 Lower Milford Township

  • Sullivan EF0 Dushore

South Carolina

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There are no state or federal disaster declarations for South Carolina in 2019. For year to date in 2019, NOAA reports 183 severe weather reports including 12 tornadoes, 10 hail reports and 161 wind reports.

Tornado Summary

On March 3, 2019, an EF2 tornado struck Edgefield. Extensive tree damage occurred along the track of the tornado. At the intersection of Woodlawn Road and Highway 230 there was damage to a convenience store. A couple of the gas pumps were blown over and there was damage to the gas station awning. The most extensive damage to structures occurred near the Morgana Community along Woodlawn Road. Several structures were impacted by fallen trees and large branches. Several homes had damage to roof including shingles, fascia and trim. A tree fell across a pick-up truck crushing the truck bed. Numerous power lines were downed along Woodlawn, Highway 230 and Briggs Road. source

Mar 3 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

    • Edgefield EF2 Edgefield

    • Lexington EF1 Red Bank SE of Gilbert

    • Lexington EF1 Lexington

    • Richland EF1 Columbia near Saluda River

    • Ft Jackson EF1 St. Jackson

April 13 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

    • Greenville County EF1 ENE of Rocky Bottom to SSW Cedar Mtn

Tennessee

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For year to date in 2019, NOAA reports 98 severe weather reports including 7 tornadoes, 18 hail reports and 73 wind reports. USGS Flood Map.

Tornado Summary

Apr 17 (Feb 19 - Apr 17)

  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, And Mudslides (DR-4427)

    • FEMA DR-4427 Declared on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 20:00

    • Map: https://gis.fema.gov/maps/dec_4427.pdf

    • Counties: Anderson, Bedford, Bledsoe, Blount, Carter, Claiborne, Clay, Cocke, Coffee, DeKalb, Decatur, Dickson, Dyer, Fentress, Gibson, Giles, Grainger, Greene, Hamblen, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Hawkins, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Knox, Lake, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Loudon, Marion, Marshall, McNairy, Moore, Morgan, Obion, Overton, Perry, Rhea, Roane, Robertson, Scott, Sequatchie, Sevier, Smith, Tipton, Unicoi, Union, Van Buren, Warren, Wayne

Texas

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In 2019 NOAA reports 1,235 Severe weather reports for Texas including 153 Tornadoes, 604 Hail reports and 478 Wind reports. In the past 90 days 26 Counties have been impacted by flooding and tornadoes. 19 Counties had Tornadoes, including three EF3 and four EF2 and 8 Counties are experiencing Flooding. Counties impacted by Tornado: Coleman, Concho, Denton, Ector, Midland, Fannin, Franklin, Hale, Lipscomb, Roberts, Rockwall, Runnels, Schleicher, Smith, Tarrant, Taylor, Tom Green, Tyler, Jasper, Van Zandt, Wood. Counties impacted by Flooding: Ft. Bend, Matagorda, Harris, Austin, Lexington, Brazoria, Lavaca

Flooding Summary

As of Jun 6, 12:30 EDT Eight counties and 23 stream gauges are in flood in Texas. Amtrak announced that flooding is forcing the passenger railroad to suspend service between St. Louis and Fort Worth Texas until June 7. Emergency management officials from Matagorda and Wharton Counties have reported street and home flooding. There have been multiple vehicle water rescues within Bay City and Van Vleck areas. There has been additional reports from the public and the Department of Transportation of street flooding in Matagorda, Wharton, and Fort Bend Counties. 10 to 12 inches of rain has already fallen. In Harris County (Central City) and Lavaca County Texas, about 45 homes were flooded in the two communities during the historic rise of the Arkansas River, and about 500 homes were flooded in Fort Smith. USGS Flood Map

Tornado Summary

May 18 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

    • Concho, Runnels EF3 SSW of Lowake to Northwestern Balling

    • Runnels EF3 NE of Benoit

    • Coleman EF3 NW of Coleman

    • Schleicher EF2 N of Eldorado

    • Tom Green EF2 SW of San Angelo

    • Tom Green EF2 San Angelo

    • Taylor EF2 Western Abilene

    • Smith EF1 NW of New Chapel Hill

May 19 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

    • Tyler, Jasper EF1 SE of Town Bluff

    • Jasper EF1 SW of Town Bluff

May 20 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

    • Ector, Midland EF3 SE of Odessa

May 23 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

    • Lipscomb EF3 NNE of Follett to SSW of Laverne

    • Roberts, Lipscomb EF2 NW of Canadian

    • Roberts EF1 N of Pampa

    • Roberts EF0 NNE of Pampa

    • Lipscomb EF0 WSW of Lipscomb

May 23 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

    • Hale EF2 N of Plainview

May 29 Tornado Outbreak - County EF Location

    • Van Zandt EF2 Kemp to Mabank

    • Van Zandt EF2 WSW of Canton

    • Wood, Franklin EF2 E of Winnsboro

    • Van Zandt EF1 W of Canton

    • Van Zandt EF1 NE of Canton

    • Tarrant EF1 SSE of Haslet

    • Tarrant EF0 SE of Eagle Mountain

    • Denton EF0 SW of Krum

    • Rockwall EF0 E of Rockwall

    • Van Zandt EF0 SSW of Canton

    • Van Zandt EF0 NE of Canton

    • Wood EF0 SW of Yantis

    • Fannin EF0 NW of Leonard

Washington

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For year to date in 2019, NOAA reports 2 severe weather reports, one hail and one wind report. USGS Flood Map

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Response and Recovery Efforts

The information provided in this section does not reflect all disaster response activities for the events listed in this report, but is a high level summary of a few of the national response organizations activities.

  • CrisisCleanup

    • OK (Jun 11) Home Cleanup Hotline for OK storms, tornadoes and floods is extended through June 21, 2019 source

    • OH (Jun 11) Home Cleanup Hotline for OH tornadoes extended through Jun 21 source

    • LA (May 4) Home Cleanup Hotline for Rustin, Louisiana was open until May 17, 2019

    • IA, NE (Apr 25) Home Cleanup Hotline for IA, NE flooding was open until May 3 source

    • Convoy of Hope - (Jun 6, 2019) Since May 23, Convoy of Hope’s Disaster Services team has served 50 communities across five states (AR, OK, MO, OH, KS). These communities have either been affected by tornadoes or flooding. Some have even had their water systems compromised due to extreme flooding. A Convoy of Hope team is currently deployed to Dayton, Ohio, where they are managing and distributing resources to areas damaged by a tornado. In addition, we are still sending loads to locations in Arkansas and Missouri to assist with flooding. source

    • All Hands and Hearts - (Jun 10, 2019) Supporting Muck-out in Oklahoma (OK) source

    • ITDRC (Jun 6, 2019) Deployed and providing assistance to impacted communities map

    • Team Rubicon

      • WI (Mar 21, 2019) Deployed to WI after flooding source

      • NE (Mar 30, 2019) Deployed to NE after flooding source

    • Operation BBQ Relief

      • KS (Jun 1, 2019) Linwood, KS - Provided 2,000 meals after tornado (KS) source

      • OH (May 30, 2019) Dayton, OH - Provided 15,172 meals over 6 days source

      • TX (Apr 13, 2019) Franklin, TX - Provided 1,960 meals over 3 days source

    • Prespyterian Disaster Assistance

      • MO, IA, NE, KS - National response teams have been deployed source

    • Salvation Army

      • OH (Jun 7, 2019) Dayton Ohio Resource Center launched source

      • AR, OK (Jun 6, 2019) Canteen service deployed after flooding source

    • Southern Baptists

      • OH (May 30, 2019) 40 volunteers deployed following tornadoes source

      • MO (May 28, 2019) Jefferson City - tree and debris removal source

      • NE, IA (May 2, 2019) Deployed and working 1,400 mudout requests source

Special Needs and Vulnerable Population

  • Iowa: About 80 people with intellectual disabilities were transferred Tuesday from the Glenwood Resource Center in western Iowa to a similar institution 150 miles away, in Boone County. The Glenwood Resource Center, along with the rest of the town of Glenwood, is facing a drastic water shortage because Missouri River floodwaters inundated the town’s treatment plant. source

Map and Reports

  • Open Shelters Map

  • NWS Spring Flood Map See Appendix Page 42

  • NOAA Annual Severe Weather Map See Appendix Page 41

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Volunteers Responding

Chris, Cat, Crystal, Alice