Severe Storms Hit Center Point Alabama Heading Towards Georgia
A major tornado hit Alabama late Sunday evening, racing past Birmingham Alabama and touching down in Center Point, Alabama where homes and businesses have been left in a mound of debris. The storm system was working its way across the State on Monday morning, with a new target on the horizon (Georgia). The storm system caused substantial damage to numerous communities and has left thousands without power. January is generally not a month of year that is known for tornadoes, but the unusual weather patterns of 2012 continue to surface. This year has seen much warmer temperatures across most of the country, and limited amounts of snowfall. Last week a large system dumped snow and record amounts of rainfall on Washington and Oregon, which created some areas of flash flooding. The one piece of good news from this latest storm system in the South is that early warning systems were in place for most residents throughout Alabama. Following a record number of tornado disasters in 2011, the early start to severe storms in 2012 may not be a good sign for things to come this spring. Jarvis’s disaster recovery team is monitoring the developments in Center Point and Georgia, for response to commercial buildings damaged from this recent storm. Commercial property owners in need of cleanup assistance can reach our offices at 1-866-452-7847.