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Several Killed by Potential Tornado in Autauga County, Alabama

At least seven people died after a possible tornado tore through Alabama’s Autauga County on Thursday, January 12, officials told local media.

Video taken by Adam Owens shows the funnel cloud moving through the small community of Pine Level on Thursday afternoon.

On Thursday, Autauga County EMA Director Ernie Baggett told the Associated Press six deaths had been confirmed; on Friday morning, Autauga County Coroner Buster Barber told AL.com another victim had been discovered, bringing the death toll to seven.

The National Weather Service said teams will assess the damage across Alabama on Friday. Pine Level residents reported severe destruction to their homes. Credit: Adam Owens via Storyful

Video transcript

- Back inside. Back inside. Honey, Bo, come on. Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh. Zoom in on it. Oh my goodness. [INAUDIBLE] I'm going to have to put him in his car seat.

- Yeah.

- Adam, Don't stay out here too long.

- OK.

- Back inside. Back inside. Honey, Bo, come on. Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh. Zoom in on it. Oh my goodness. [INAUDIBLE] I'm going to have to put him in his car seat.

- Yeah.

- Adam, don't stay out here too long.

- OK.