Power cuts, destroyed houses…Several storms have swept through the south and eastern United States Thursday January 12. In central Alabama, at least six people were killed during the passage of a tornado, according to the emergency services. In this American state, the city of Selma suffered significant damage. Its mayor James Perkins called on residents to avoid moving and stay away from downed power lines.
Parts of Kentucky and Georgia were also affected by these extreme conditions. A six-year-old child died in Butts County, Georgia, about 90 miles south of Atlanta, after a tree fell on the car he was riding in. A total of at least 45 tornadoes crossed the southeast of the country on Thursday, according to a preliminary report from the US Storm Prediction Center (SPC).