March 6: Pat Skinner (LA) reported March 6 that Louisiana is using the EDEN Tornado page for Acadia Parish, where an EF2 Tornado struck Saturday, March 5 killing one and injuring a dozen. Over 120 building are reported to be severely damaged, including the local high school. The impact on Extension or its facilities was not known at the time.
For the March tornado and high, high wind events, please choose "Winter Storms - 2011" in the Response Notes "Event Name" drop box.
April and May 2011 tornadoes in the southeast and midwest set new records for death and destruction in the Unitied States. June saw it's first deadly tornado touch down June 1 in Springfield, MA.
EDEN tracked the April, May and June events separately. See these subpages:
- April 2011 Series - Southeast U.S. most intense in Tuscaloosa, AL, multiple states in the sequence
- May 2011 Series - Midwest, most intense in Joplin, MO, multiple states in the sequence
- June 2011 Series - Northeast - began June 1 in Springfield, MA.
EDEN worked with the National Hazard Mitigation Association (NHMA) about a possible webinar on safe rooms, to involve FEMA, Extension and our VOAD state and national partners. While no webinar emerged, two fact sheets were produced.