Selma and beyond: Responding to tornadoes in Alabama and Georgia
2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT
The Jan. 12 tornado outbreak in Selma and many other communities across Georgia and Alabama left 11 people dead and a large path of destruction. A twister in Autauga County, Alabama, measured nearly 77 miles and was on the ground for 80 minutes. It is the state’s ninth-longest tornado.
The Center for Disaster Philanthropy hosted a webinar to address the urgent and long-term needs of communities affected by the outbreak. Panelists discussed the effect of pre-existing conditions such as racialized poverty, historical and systemic discrimination in housing, and the differences between rural and urban communities.
CDP Director of Domestic Funds Sally Ray moderated the discussion and panelists included:
- Harold Brooks, Senior Research Scientist, NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory
- Stephanie Guilloud, Co-Director, Project South
- Felecia Lucky, President, Black Belt Community Foundation
- Evelyn Zachery, Movement Organizing Fellow, Project South
Please see the slide deck and watch the webinar recording to learn more: