Videos. United States: a tornado kills at least six in Alabama

By SudOuest.fr with AFP
Published on 01/13/2023 at 12:05 p.m.
Updated on 01/13/2023 at 12:06 p.m.

Tornadoes, a meteorological phenomenon as impressive as they are difficult to predict, are relatively common in the United States, especially in the center and south of the country.

At least six people were killed Thursday when a tornado passed through the central US state of Alabama, emergency services said. The devastating weather phenomenon then continued its path in the neighboring state of Georgia, where the National Weather Service (NWS) maintained tornado warnings in effect in the early evening.

All six people were killed in Autauga County, according to the county’s assistant director of emergency services Gary Weaver. A state of emergency has already been declared in this county and five others by the Governor of Alabama, Kay Ivey, who noted at the end of the afternoon that “portions of the State (had been) shaken by this dangerous weather system”.

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“Major damage”

The city of Selma, also affected by the state of emergency, suffered in particular “significant damage”, according to the services of its mayor James Perkins, who call on residents to avoid moving and stay away from power lines. ripped off.

Tornadoes, a meteorological phenomenon as impressive as they are difficult to predict, are relatively common in the United States, especially in the center and south of the country.

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