Killed, Power Outage As Tornadoes Hit US' Alabama

Strong tornado kills at least five after ripping through Alabama

"To put this into perspective, we haven't had a "High Risk" day in Northern Alabama since April 28, 2014", the Weather Service's Huntsville office tweeted early Thursday morning.

Alabama Gov Kay Ivey released a statement, saying: 'Significant and risky weather continues to impact portions of Alabama, and I urge all folks in the path of these tornadoes and storm systems to remain on high alert.

WIAT reported a "large, rain-wrapped tornado", with "multiple calls for assistance right now", tweeted meteorologist Craig Ceecee.

The NWS has warned that a "confirmed tornado will produce significant damage in northern Perry and across Bibb County". "Tragically, we are receiving reports of loss of life".

Severe weather has ravaged much of north Central Alabama this afternoon. PLEASE TAKE COVER if you are in the path of this storm!' Unfortunately, the day is not over yet.

They had been in the area deploying barricades amid a flash flood warning expected to expire at 5:45 p.m. CDT, authorities said.

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A TORNADO WARNING means one has been spotted or is detected on radar in your county.

Stephen Quinn, a reporter with local television station ABC33/40, said on Twitter that "multiple people pulled from their homes in Eagle Point subdivision and hospitalized". The last time the center issued two high risks for severe weather in the month of March was 30 years ago, in 1991, AccuWeather said.

Counties in the Mid-South through the Tennessee Valley and some parts of Georgia are also facing tornado warnings.

Extensive damage was reported to houses and property, including the possible entrapment of people in the Eagle Point area of Birmingham, according to a witness.

Some schools in the South closed or switched to virtual learning Thursday as severe weather threatened.

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