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Severe Weather Coverage, WREG-DT/WMC-DT Memphis | May 1-2, 2010

Mid-South Radar picture from National Weather Service, 5/2/10

May 1, 2010 may well be remembered as a day of natural disasters over a wide area of the Southern United States. Not only was there a tornado outbreak in the lower Mississippi Valley/Tennessee River Valley with incredible flooding from up to 18 inches of rain in ONE DAY, but in the wee hours of the morning, A dense oil slick originating from a broken oil pipe deep in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico washed ashore in Louisiana and Mississippi.

Your webmaster captured the audio from two Memphis Television stations, figuring this might have some historical value. No, it’s not a classic aircheck (although someday it might be). But it is of importance for people who might want to know.

Our prayers go out to all the victims and to those frightened by the sheer intensity of it all.

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