Record-setting tornado fatality drought ends

The national tornado fatality drought came to an end today when a large tornado killed a man in a mobile home in Adairsville, Ga.

There hadn’t been a tornado death in the U.S. since June 24 – a span of 220 days. The previous record tornado fatality drought had been 197 days, ending February 28, 1997, according to Weather Underground.

Until today, Weather Underground reports, the last time the U.S. saw a tornado death was at Venus in Highlands County, Florida, from an EF-0 tornado associated with Tropical Storm Debby.

Here’s a brief video of the Adairsville tornado north of Atlanta.

UPDATE: A second fatality has been reported in the Nashville area of Tennessee.