A tornado leaves at least five dead and several missing in Alabama. Three of the deceased were from the same family and lived in a wooden house.

At least five people died this Thursday as a result of a tornado in the US county of Calhoun, in the state of Alabama , according to local authorities.

“There are numerous damaged homes, numerous injured people, and there are at least five deaths,” the county sheriff, Matthew Wade, told CNN.

Three of the five dead were from the same family and resided in a wooden house in the town of Ohatchee. The other two lived in mobile homes, one in Ohatchee and the other in Wellington.

Alabama Director of Emergency Management Brian Hastings urged residents of the state to remain on their guard.

“There will be more injuries and we hope to minimize the deaths. But it has been a wild day, ” Hastings told The Weather Channel.

Numerous tornadoes hit the southern United States on Thursday, leaving extensive material damage especially in Alabama, including the area of ​​its largest city, Birmingham.

This Thursday night, the National Weather Service of the United States (NWS, in English) in Birmingham warned on Twitter that the central area of ​​the state of Alabama “is still quite conducive to the formation of tornadoes.”

“We are not out of the woods yet,” he added.

A tornado leaves at least five dead and several missing in Alabama. Three of the deceased were from the same family and lived in a wooden house.

At least five people died this Thursday as a result of a tornado in the US county of Calhoun, in the state of Alabama , according to local authorities.

“There are numerous damaged homes, numerous injured people, and there are at least five deaths,” the county sheriff, Matthew Wade, told CNN.

Three of the five dead were from the same family and resided in a wooden house in the town of Ohatchee. The other two lived in mobile homes, one in Ohatchee and the other in Wellington.

Alabama Director of Emergency Management Brian Hastings urged residents of the state to remain on their guard.

“There will be more injuries and we hope to minimize the deaths. But it has been a wild day, ” Hastings told The Weather Channel.

Numerous tornadoes hit the southern United States on Thursday, leaving extensive material damage especially in Alabama, including the area of ​​its largest city, Birmingham.

This Thursday night, the National Weather Service of the United States (NWS, in English) in Birmingham warned on Twitter that the central area of ​​the state of Alabama “is still quite conducive to the formation of tornadoes.”

“We are not out of the woods yet,” he added.

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