Five years after a deadly tornado leveled towns, including portions of Tuscaloosa and Birmingham, Alabama, relief groups say that rebuilding communities are stronger than they were before.
Following an outbreak of severe thunderstorms at midweek, more storms will ignite over the southern Plains and will include the potential for flash flooding into the weekend.
Short-Range Weather forecast overview for the South Central United States
A new effort is underway to build more disaster-resistant homes in the central United States, an area more prone to tornadoes and severe weather.
The threat of locally damaging and dangerous thunderstorms will be centered from the central Plains to the Gulf Coast into Wednesday night.
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