At least five people were killed on Thursday as tornadoes ripped across Alabama. Others were injured and thousands lost power from the powerful tornadoes, part of a series of storms that roared through the South.
All deaths came in Calhoun County in the Eastern part of the state.
Four of the fatalities were people who lived in Ohatchee, a town of about 1,200 people. Those killed included a family of three in a wooden home and a man in a mobile home, reported Birmingham TV station WVTM.
The fifth person who died was in a mobile home in Wellington, the station said.
Extensive damage was reported to houses and property, including the possible entrapment of the people in the Eagle Point area of Birmingham, according to a witness.
“We can confirm local residential structures have been completely destroyed,” Shelby County Sheriff John Samaniego told The Associated Press.