Six people have died as a result of the terrible weather, and dozens of homes have been completely damaged in Alabama. There are more than 50,000 homes without electricity.
As a strong storm moves through the southern US, at least six deaths have been reported in Alabama and one in Georgia. The storm also sparked a massive tornado that destroyed dozens of homes.
Six of the alleged fatalities occurred across numerous properties in the Autauga County neighbourhood of Old Kingston.
According to local authorities, at least 12 individuals have been taken to the hospital there.
According to Ernie Baggett, the emergency management director for Autauga, between 40 and 50 homes were damaged by the severe weather, and the tornado was described as “big and exceedingly dangerous.”
According to Butts County coroner Lacey Prue, the Georgian death was a passenger who was in a car when a tree fell on it in Jackson.
According to county officials quoted in local media, the casualty was a five-year-old child.
“Windows were blown out,”
However, thus far, Alabama has been the state most severely affected by the catastrophic weather.
Selma, Alabama, properties were affected; pictures captured the devastation in residential areas as strong winds tore through walls and toppled roofs.
Hank Sanders, a former state legislator, claimed that there was devastation “all across” the 18,000-person city.
“A tornado has unquestionably harmed Selma,” he continued.
“In actuality, it struck our house, but not directly. Windows in the living room and bedroom were blown out by it.
The roof in the kitchen is dripping rain.
A city-wide curfew is in effect due to the severe winds that have uprooted trees and blown over cars.
Selma has not yet reported any fatalities.
No fatalities have occurred, according to mayor James Perkins.
“There are numerous downed power lines here. The streets are really dangerous.
By Thursday evening, the National Weather Service had documented 33 tornadoes, and warnings were still in effect for Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina well into the night. Alabama’s tornado was one of those.
“This is a circumstance when life is at danger. Regarding the tornado in Alabama, the weather agency advised taking immediate shelter.
According to PowerOutage.us, which tracks outages, tens of thousands of homes have lost power, including more than 50,000 in Alabama and more than 100,000 in Georgia.