'This Was My Mom's House': Damage in Greensboro After Deadly Tornadoes Rip Through Alabama

At least six people were killed after severe weather tore through Alabama on Thursday, January 12, Gov Kay Ivey said.

Ivey declared a state of emergency for some of the worst hit counties, including Autauga, Chambers, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore and Tallapoosa.

This footage, filmed by Aqutia Bennett, shows damage and fallen trees in Greensboro. “This was my mom’s house, y’all. My sister lived in it,” Bennett said in the footage, adding that everyone was safe.

The National Weather Service (NWS) said it was tracking reports of tornadoes and surveying damage across the region on Thursday evening.

Earlier, the NWS had said an “extremely dangerous tornado” was tracking through Autauga, Elmore, and Coosa Counties, as well as Chambers County, and that a confirmed tornado was on the ground in Barbour County. Credit: Aqutia Bennett via Storyful

Video transcript

- The one on the side. [INAUDIBLE]

- This was my mom house, y'all. My sister lived in it. This is the damage that we have down on 25 here in Greensboro. Everybody's safe. Thank God for that. Stuff can be replaced. But this is Highway 25 South. We lived here a long, long, long time. But God. We just thank God that it's no worse than it is. Highway 25 South.

Yep. This is it. But everybody's safe. Nobody hurt. Nobody injured. This was my mom house. My sister Doris lived here in my mom old house. It's Highway 25 South down past the deer processing place. Oh there's the shed over there.