Residents across the Southeast braced for another round of severe weather on Sunday, after a storm system left at least 15 dead across the region and injured dozens more. The National Weather Service said Sunday that southern Georgia, northern Florida and the corner of southeastern Alabama could face unusually strong “long track” tornadoes, damaging winds and large hail. Long track tornadoes, which plow on for miles, were also a real risk.
The weather serviced issued a “Particularly Dangerous Situation” Tornado Watch issued for parts of Georgia, Florida and Atlanta until 8 p.m. ET, including Jacksonville and Tallahassee. The weather service’s Storm Prediction Center warned on its website of a “dangerous outbreak of tornadoes” on Sunday afternoon and pressed for residents to prepare. Long track tornadoes, somewhat rare and capable of staying on the ground for 20 or more miles, were possible. READ MORE