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At least five people were reported dead as rescue workers examined the wreckage in Alabama for other victims of the massive “supercell” storm that wreaked havoc in the southeast.
While tornadoes first landed in Alabama and Mississippi, about 50 million people remained under severe weather warnings as the storm moved northeast over Georgia and South Carolina.
A police officer was struck by lightning and further injuries are expected as winds at 135 miles an hour destroyed homes and the National Weather Service issued warnings to “take cover now!”
Alabama Governor KayIvey previously issued an emergency statement for 46 counties as the storm approached and shelters opened before the wild weather approached.
Atlanta meteorologist Brad Nitz tweeted around 4 p.m. that the storm was 22 miles from the Georgia state line and moving at 50 mph.
The storm has been described as a “supercell storm” that lasts for hours and can drop numerous violent tornadoes and large hailstones.
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Jill Biden cancels trip to Alabama amid a tornado emergency
The First Lady has postponed her planned trip to Alabama to promote the President’s America Rescue Plan.
Jill Biden had planned to visit the state with Jennifer Garner on Friday as part of her husband’s “Help is Here” tour.
White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins confirmed the trip was postponed as tornadoes ravaged the state, killing at least five people and destroying dozens of homes.
Justin VallejoMarch 25, 2021 11:52 PM
‘Multiple Vortex’ tornado recorded on video
The local CBS in Shelby County was broadcast live when a “multiple eddy tornado” landed over I-65 as cars stopped on their way.
“There it is, there it is, this is it, look how big it is. There it crosses Interstate 65. Multi-eddy tornado. Take a look at that, ”said the host.
“Very big tornado. Probably a very destructive tornado when we saw these little eddies around it, that would be a multiple eddy which means you have different tornadoes around the parent tornado. “
Justin VallejoMarch 25, 2021 11:45 PM
Five dead in Alabama as a southern brace for tornadoes and 135 miles per hour wind
At least five people have died in Alabama when storms and tornadoes hit the southeastern United States on Thursday.
The victims were in Calhoun County, Alabama, where search and rescue efforts are ongoing, according to CNN.
It’s the final round of storms after nearly 50 roamed the region last week.
Justin VallejoMarch 25, 2021 11:10 PM
Five dead in Alabama as first responders looking for more
At least five people are reported to have died as a result of the severe storm in Alabama.
The deaths came from Calhoun County, one of the hardest hit areas in the state. Calhoun County’s Sheriff Matthew Wade told CNN that at least five people were dead while search and rescue operations were in progress in Ohatchee.
County Emergency Management Agency spokeswoman Tiffany DeBoer told the New York Times that the exact causes of death were not immediately available.
Justin VallejoMarch 25, 2021 10:34 PM
Police officer struck by lightning during a tornado storm
An Alabama police officer was hospitalized after being hit by lights north of Birmingham.
The Florence Police Department said in a tweet that other officers provided first aid immediately before being transported to the hospital, where he was being monitored.
“He is conscious and responsive at this point,” they said.
Justin VallejoMarch 25, 2021 10:05 p.m.
The National Weather Service issues a storm warning for South Carolina
While major hail is the main threat, forecasters said isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out.
Justin VallejoMarch 25, 2021 9:35 PM
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Justin VallejoMarch 25, 2021 9:28 PM
“Homes are gone”: Several injuries were reported in Alabama and the house was destroyed
Several captured residents rescued from their homes and first responders have been hospitalized for multiple injuries, local news outlets report.
Homes were damaged when dozens of trees were flown into the Helena, Pelham and Eagle Point areas, according to AL.com.
Cahaba Valley fire captain Grant Wilkerson told the point of sale that firefighters must rescue people trapped in homes in Eagle Point.
Major Clay Hammac of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office said Eagle Point was the hardest hit on his side of the county.
“We literally go door to door to see everyone. It’s a few houses away, ”he said.
Justin VallejoMarch 25, 2021 9:10 PM
Residents are investigating the damage as the tornadoes continue
As the supercell storm continues its northeastern route, residents of the first affected areas near Birmingham, Alabama, are emerging to investigate the damage.
Residents investigate damage to homes after a tornado south of Birmingham, Ala., Damaged multiple homes in the Eagle Point community, Thursday March 25, 2021
Justin VallejoMarch 25, 2021 8:59 PM
Tornado passes Cherokee County towards Forney
The National Weather Service says the supercell storm will soon move from Alabama to northern Georgia as it continues to wreak havoc.
A tornado warning has been issued for Counties Greene, Sumter, Bount and Jefferson.
Another warning was issued for a second storm from Mississippi to the Cuba area, the weather service said.
“The atmosphere remains conducive to the development of the tornado. Stay vigilant ”.
Justin VallejoMarch 25, 2021 8:55 PM