Alabama Hit with Multiple Tornadoes Killing Almost 5 People, Injuring Many & Damaged Buildings
Alabama was hit with a deadly storm, and at least five people have been reported dead and multiple injured in various parts of the state.
On Thursday, March 24th, 14 tornadoes hit Alabama, according to the National Weather Service. One tornado hit Mississippi, and another hit Georgia. At the same time, a much larger tornado hit Newnan, Georgia, late Thursday.
Calhoun County Sheriff Matthew Wade told CNN details of the tornado's damage that hit the area on March 24th. Numerous homes have been damaged, and numerous people have been injured as a result.
The damage created by a tornado that hit Alabama on footage captured by the Pelham Police Department. | Facebook/PelhamPoliceDepartment
The situation was described as dangerous, and residences were urged to take cover as the storms hit different state areas. Pelham Police department shared footage of the damage on Facebook.
Unfortunately, damaged housing is not the only issue. Five people have been killed, and multiple injured as the tornados made their way through Alabama's various states, as confirmed by Calhoun County Coroner Pat Brown.
Calhoun county was hit particularly badly by a tornado as all five deaths are located there. Five adults were killed in three separate residences, two in Ohatchee and one in Wellington.
On Thursday, residences of Calhoun County were warned about dangerous weather conditions. A tornado warning was given at 2:30 pm and stayed in effect until after 6 pm.
The NWS forecasted multiple intense and long-track tornadoes for Thursday night with large scattered hail storms. Tornadoes at night are very dangerous as visibility is low and they are fast-moving.
The latest update is from the NWS Twitter page was a tornado warning for southeastern Caly, southern Randolph and northern chambers, and Tallapose until 10:45 pm Friday, March 26.
Residents have been warned about the weather and are urged to stay indoors as the tornado moves around different parts of the state. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey released a statement.
In the statement, she shared her condolences for those impacted by the tornado as reported of loss of life came in. She urged citizens who are on the path of the tornado to "remain on high alert."