According to Russell Weede, Hale County EMA Director, a lady died and three people were gravely wounded when a tornado reached Hale County, Alabama, on Thursday afternoon.
The mobile homes of the victims were blown across County Road 30, according to Weede. It further said that all four of them had to be pulled out of the wreckage to be rescued.
According to a tweet from the National Weather Service on Thursday, a verified tornado was headed near Sawyerville, which is located in Hale County.
In accordance with Weede, the wounded were sent to a nearby hospital.
According to Weede, a total of seven or eight more persons were treated for minor injuries around the area.
Two further tornadoes were reported in Alabama on Thursday as a result of the extreme weather. One tornado touched down in Sumter County in the state’s westernmost region, while another was recorded in Elmore County, just north of Montgomery, according to reports.
All the schools in the Sumter County plan to resume on Monday, Feb. 7, after Friday’s closures due to storm damage, according to the district.
According to a Storm Prediction Center storm report, little damage was recorded at a camper park which is near to Weoka Mills as a result of the Elmore County tornado, with numerous trees fallen as well.
Over the last several days, a large storm system has brought snow and ice to parts of the country from Texas to Maine, sparking the formation of tornadoes on the warm side of the storm system.