Severe Storms Leave Six Dead in Alabama

Severe storms hit Alabama on Thursday, January 12, killing at least six people, according to Governor Kay Ivey.

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

This footage from Twitter user @BamaBoxWX shows a rotating funnel cloud with multiple vortexes seen from a highway just north of Prattville, Alabama.

The National Weather Service in Birmingham said a “large and extremely dangerous tornado” tore through nearby Selma on Thursday.

The NWS also stated it was tracking reports of tornadoes and surveying damage across the region on Thursday evening.

Also during the severe weather, five-year-old boy died in Georgia, reports said. Credit: @BamaBoxWX via Storyful

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