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Thomas joined WTAP in February 2015 as the Daybreak and Noon Meteorologist.
Thomas Battle joined WTAP in February 2015 as the Daybreak and Noon News Meteorologist.
Thomas was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama. Growing up he actually didn’t realize he had a passion for weather until he was told that not everyone in the world watches the weather every day.
He went to the University of South Alabama for Broadcast Meteorology and graduated in May of 2014. During his time at South Alabama he interned at the local TV station WKRG to learn more about the broadcast industry. In his senior year he was part of a new student-run weather broadcast program that released forecast videos daily.
Thomas enjoys reading whenever he can. His favorite books are the Lord of the Rings, and Ted Dekker is his favorite author. He likes many sports but his favorites are hockey and football. His favorite teams are the Detroit Red Wings, Auburn Tigers, and of course the South Alabama Jaguars.
Despite being a true southerner, Thomas is excited to go north and join the team at WTAP to experience West Virginia firsthand.
The latest death brings the statewide total to 51, which is mostly attributed to the 48 who have been confirmed killed in the Camp Fire 500 miles north in Butte County.
Authorities released a list of 297 people still unaccounted for. "We'll be here for several years working this disaster," said the administrator of FEMA.
"Everybody's homeless," said Karman Beller, a Camp Fire evacuee who's six-months pregnant.
IT glitches at VA have caused GI Bill benefit payments to be delayed for months or never be delivered, potentially affecting hundred of thousands of veterans.
Robert Bailey, a retired government employee, said he wants to "take care of it for the next generation in my family."