Sunday, June 29, 2008

Weather tragedy in Huntsville, Alabama.

From WAAY Huntsville:

"At least one person is confirmed dead after a severe thunderstorm hit the Air Show this afternoon. Witnesses say the VIP tents and main announcer's stand were picked up off the ground and destroyed. Nine additional injuries have been confirmed."

From the Huntsville Times:

At least six people are injured after heavy winds uprooted a large tent this afternoon at the Huntsville Air Show at Huntsville International Airport. Emergency workers are treating the victims, which include two children. The tent, which is about 50 yards in length, belongs to the Huntsville-Madison County Airport Authority. Times reporters at the show said a generator fell on one person, whose condition is likely serious. Minor injuries include cuts and contusions. A meteorologist with the National Weather Service Huntsville office said winds reached 48 miles per hour during the storm, which cancelled the air show.

5 comments:

Cookeville Weather Guy said...

Very sad situation there in Huntsville...I can't imagine losing a child on a day where I'd be taking them to see something fun....very sad....

Mike said...

I would have taken my boys there had they been with me today. Thank God we didn't go!

jaysmomx3 said...

I was in that tent it was horrible what a sad day for all of us especially for that poor family who lost a child.It awas a very scarry few minutes for all of us who were there tables and chairs blowing around porta potties being blown down with people in them .One of the children in our group was hit in the head by a flying chair ,the tent pole hit my leg and knocked me over,my prayers are with the family who lost there son god bless them in there time of sorrow

Mike said...

My heart goes out to you and all of those who were there. I cannot fathom what the family of the five year old boy is going through. May God bless them and help them.

Dewdrop said...

God bless all those who experienced that horrifying weather event.