A tornado emergency was issued by the National Weather Service near Hoover, Alabama. Another emergency was also issued for Brent and Centreville.
Sources: Alabama WX
Sources: Alabama WX
At least 11 people are killed as tornadoes strike Dallas, Texas, and five people die in a flash flood in Illinois. A total of 34 people have died in this week's smörgåsbord of storms that started Wednesday. Mark Wiley of the National Weather Service says this rare run of December tornado storms in the South and Midwest, and spring-like temperatures across much of the North and East, in part to a strong El Niño.
Mudslides, with head-high mounds of mud, from yesterday's flash floods cover major highways in the mountains and desert north of Los Angeles. Interstate 5, one of the state's major north-south arteries, is closed. The National Weather Service issues a flash flood watch today.
A massive two mile wide tornado strikes south of the US city of Oklahoma City, causing widespread damage and causing the National Weather Service to issue a rare tornado emergency. 24 people are killed.
The National Weather Service issues flash flooding warnings for the states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland and Virginia. [http:--news.smh.com.au-breaking-news-world-mass-evacuation-as-floods-hit-us-northeast-20110909-1k0aq.html (AFP via "Sydney Morning Herald")]More than 12 inches (30 cm) of rain falls in the region surrounding the capital of Harrisburg, causing heavy flooding and evacuations. [https:--www.reuters.com-article-2011-09-08-usa-flooding-idUSN1E78719D20110908 (Reuters)]115,000 people are ordered to evacuate from the city of Wilkes-Barre and Kingston as flood waters threaten the levees along the Susquehanna River in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. [https:--web.archive.org-web-20140407094759-http:--www.timesleader.com-news-Mandatory-Evacuation-of-Wyoming-Valley.html ("The Times Leader")]Heavy rains and rockslides close the Schuylkill Expressway, a major artery into Philadelphia. [http:--www.myfoxphilly.com-dpp-weather-Lees_Remnants_Flash_Flooding_Closes_Schuylkill_Expressway_090811 (FOX Philly)]Pennsylvania closes and evacuates the Pennsylvania Governor's Residence and the state government is suspended. [http:--www.pennlive.com-midstate-index.ssf-2011-09-evacuation_of_pa_governors_res.html ("Patriot-News")]At least four deaths are reported in Pennsylvania and one Maryland. [http:--www.wgal.com-news-29113067-detail.html (WGAL)] [http:--www.bellinghamherald.com-2011-09-08-2176018-heavy-rains-cause-flooding-evacuations.html ("Los Angeles Times" via "Bellingham Herald")]date=August 2019 At least four deaths are reported in Pennsylvania and one Maryland. [http:--www.wgal.com-news-29113067-detail.html (WGAL)] [http:--www.bellinghamherald.com-2011-09-08-2176018-heavy-rains-cause-flooding-evacuations.html ("Los Angeles Times" via "Bellingham Herald")]date=August 2019