Initial reports are that the students and teachers of Magic City Dojo in Birmingham were mostly unaffected from yesterday’s tornadoes and storms.
We’ve also received initial word that the Huntsville Martial Arts in Huntsville was mostly unaffected.
There are sketchy reports coming from Tuscaloosa Martial Arts. Most folks have checked in safe. Some have reported damage. Still no word on whether their training facility is still there. The dojo was in direct line with yesterday afternoon’s tornado.
Please keep praying for all those affected by these deadly storms. Please do what you can to be of service to your neighbors and community. That is what Budo is all about.
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Per the radio reports just issued, ANYONE on the Birmingham Water System,
ALL WATER MUST BE BOILED BEFORE USE!!!
Please take care to avoid drinking contaminated water and ice!
For the moment this is only for western Jefferson County along the Cherry Avenue and U.S. 78 corridor; Pratt City, Forestdale, North Smithfield, Graysville, West Jefferson, Adamsville and Brookside.
The concern is potential contamination due to backflow (from loss of pressure), but there has been none as of yet.