Alabama, Agency. Tornado in Alabama: Tornadoes have caused massive devastation in the US state of Alabama. According to the report of the news agency Reuters, citing local officials, at least 9 people have died due to the havoc of the tornado. Several homes have been destroyed by the tornado and thousands of homes have lost power in the US southeast – Alabama. Tornadoes in Alabama completely upset people’s lives.
Death toll expected to rise in Alabama
Local officials said on January 13 that at least nine people had died in the tornado. Due to this, many houses have been destroyed and the electricity of thousands of houses has also failed. The death toll in central Alabama is expected to rise, according to local officials. Let us tell you that on January 12, the storm spread from Mississippi to Georgia. At least five tornadoes struck central Alabama, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Jessica Lodge. He said one of them likely traveled about 150 miles (241 km) from southwest Selma, Alabama, to the Georgia–Alabama state line.
Search continues for missing people
Rescuers are searching for missing people in Autauga County, Alabama, where seven people have been reported dead. Emergency Management Director Ernie Baggett said on MSNBC that the students were rescued in time. County Coroner Buster Barber told Reuters the casualty count would rise. “There is information that we are getting more bodies,” he said in a phone interview. The search operation of the rescue team is going on. According to the local sheriff’s office, 50 properties were damaged by the storm in Autauga County.
5 year old child died due to tornado
In Georgia, Governor Brian Kemp confirmed that two people died in the January 12 tornado. Butts County Coroner Lacey Prue said a 5-year-old boy has died after a tree fell on a car.
Many businesses and homes were destroyed by the tornado. Officials confirmed that damage occurred throughout the state. At the same time, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has declared a state of emergency for six counties of Autauga, Chambers, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore and Tallapoosa.
Edited By: Nidhi Avinash