5 Killed, Power Outage As Tornadoes Hit US' Alabama.

5 Killed, Power Outage As Tornadoes Hit US' Alabama

A cluster of tornadoes swept through the southern US state of Alabama.

A cluster of tornadoes swept through the southern US state of Alabama Thursday evening, killing at least five people, authorities said.

Video posted on social media showed debris swirling in the air, trees uprooted and homes damaged.

"I urge all folks in the path of these tornadoes and storm systems to remain on high alert," Governor Kay Ivey tweeted.

Three members of one family were killed while sheltering in "a wooden structure" in the town of Ohatchee and another died in mobile home there, Calhoun County coroner Pat Brown told AFP. Another person died in the town of Wellington, Brown said.

The sheriff's office said on Facebook that there had been significant damage in Calhoun County and advised residents to stay home and off the roads as more storms were expected.

More than 35,000 customers in Alabama were without power as of Thursday evening, according to poweroutage.us.

Officials said dangerous weather was expected to continue through the night.

NDTV News

NDTV.com provides latest news from India and the world. Get today’s news headlines from Business, Technology, Bollywood, Cricket, videos, photos, live news coverage and exclusive breaking news from India.

https://www.ndtv.com/

Related news
Wounded officer  «in good spirits»  and  «conscious,»  says mayor of Knoxville, Tennessee.

Wounded officer «in good spirits» and «conscious,» says mayor of Knoxville, Tennessee.

Multiple people, including a police officer, have been shot at Austin-East Magnet High School in Knoxville, Tennessee. The city's mayor, Indya Kincannon, spoke with the officer and said he's conscious. Watch her remarks here. CBSN is CBS News’ 24/...

High school in Knoxville, Tennessee, has history of shootings.

High school in Knoxville, Tennessee, has history of shootings.

Multiple people have been shot at a Tennessee high school, including a police officer, Knoxville police said Monday. Austin-East Magnet High School students have been the victims of several other shootings since the beginning of this year. CBS aff...

Officer among multiple people shot at Tennessee high school: Report.

Officer among multiple people shot at Tennessee high school: Report.

Police report one person dead after shooting at Austin-East High School in Knoxville. #FoxNews #Breaking Subscribe to Fox News! Watch more Fox News Video: Watch Fox News Channel Live: FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news servi...

'The Five' torch Biden's plan to send cash payments to Central Americans.

'The Five' torch Biden's plan to send cash payments to Central Americans.

Katie Pavlich calls the White House's plan a 'bad deal' on 'The Five.' #FoxNews #TheFive Subscribe to Fox News! Watch more Fox News Video: Watch Fox News Channel Live: FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service delivering br...

Victim's Mother speaks at London Bridge attack inquest.

Victim's Mother speaks at London Bridge attack inquest.

Cambridge University graduates Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones were killed by convicted terrorist Usman Khan at a prisoner rehabilitation event near London Bridge on 29 November 2019. Khan was armed with two knives and wore a fake suicide vest and w...

Police Release Bodycam Video Of Daunte Wright Shooting - NBC News NOW.

Police Release Bodycam Video Of Daunte Wright Shooting - NBC News NOW.

As the Brooklyn Center, Minn., community demands justice in the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright by police, law enforcement has released bodycam video of the incident. » Subscribe to NBC News: » Watch more NBC video: NBC News Digital is a collectio...