Extensive damage after deadly tornadoes rip through Alabama, U.S.

Extensive damage after deadly tornadoes rip through Alabama, U.S.

At least 23 tornadoes touched down in Alabama and Georgia on March 25, 2021, leaving extensive damage, at least 5 people dead outside of Birmingham, Alabama, and multiple injuries. This is the second tornado outbreak in the region since March 17.

Severe storms started affecting the region mid-afternoon and continued in several waves through the early evening and into the night. About 50 million people were in the path of severe weather, NWS Storm Prediction Center (SPC) said, with portions of Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee at most risk.

The SPC issued a high risk of severe weather risk in the South for the second time this month. This was the first time the center has issued 2 high risks for severe weather in the month of March since 1991.

Most of the tornadoes moved across Alabama (17 of 23 reported), destroying homes, knocking over trees, and leaving more than 50 000 customers without power in Alabama and Georgia.

Calhoun County Coroner confirmed the deaths of five people who died in three residential structures. Three of them were killed inside a wood-frame home in Ohatchee when a tornado touched down around 15:00 LT. Another man was killed in a mobile home in Ohatchee. The fifth victim was a woman who died in a mobile home in Wellington, Alabama.

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey issued an emergency declaration for 46 counties ahead of the storm, opening shelters in and around Birmingham.

Featured image credit: Live Storms Media (stillshot)

Comments

Ginger 5 months ago

Maybe your god is the ultimate liar?

Richard Mann 5 months ago

In this age of instant communication and video, all these vids of the destruction all start to look the same after a while. Cold on my part, but true. One blown away house looks pretty much like any other blown away house. I live in Alabama. We seem to be getting hit by larger storms each year.

Lisa 5 months ago

My thoughts and prayers are with Alabama and Georgia. May God be by your side as you rebuild your lives.

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