ISERV Sees Louisville, MS Damage Path

On April 28, 2014 a tornado outbreak occurred across the Southeast, with the states of Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee being hit the hardest. Several EF-3 and EF-4 tornadoes occurred across these states. As skies cleared over the area from west to eas, the International Space Station (ISS) orbit tracked across the city of Louisville, MS on Sunday May 4. This town was hard hit by an EF-4 tornado.  True color imagery from the ISS SERVIR Environmental Research and Visualization System (ISERV) captured the track of this tornado in its entirely.

 

The above ISERV image shows the tornado track on the southeastern portion of the town with the EF Scale Damage Indicators overlaid on top.

The above ISERV image shows the tornado track on the southeastern portion of the town with the EF Scale Damage Indicators overlaid on top.

 

SPoRT uploaded all the ISERV images to an online viewer where one can explore for more detail. That viewer can be found here.

For a comparison between pre-storm Landsat imagery and post-storm ISERV imagery, see the SERVIR team link and story here.

 

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