Screen capture of an impact that happens because a cluster of tornadoes swept through the southern US state of Alabama, killing at least five people, authorities say. More than 35,000 customers in Alabama were without power as of Thursday evening, according to poweroutage. (BP/AFP)

WASHINGTON, BALIPOST.com – 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, as quoted from AFP.

Baca juga:  Placido Domingo gets standing ovation in Salzburg despite sexual harassment claims

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.

Baca juga:  Russia sends 'Fedor' its first humanoid robot into space

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. (kmb/balipost)

BAGIKAN

TINGGALKAN BALASAN

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

CAPCHA *