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Suspected Tornado Causes Damage Along Mississippi-Alabama Line

Teresa Hazelwood stopped by a Dollar General store in northern Mississippi to get some chips, and soon found herself riding out a suspected tornado in the parking lot and felt it lifting her car. She gripped the steering wheel and …

Alabama School District Closes School Damaged by EF-2 Tornado

A north Alabama school district is closing some of its schools this week after a tornado caused heavy damage at an elementary school, the superintendent said. A twister that forecasters determined was an EF-2 with winds up to 120 mph …

Tornado Warning Sirens Failed to Sound Before Deadly Alabama Twister

Warning sirens failed to sound before a tornado struck a north Alabama community last week, killing two people, but officials said it probably wouldn’t have mattered even if they had. The area where an EF-2 tornado hit near Town Creek …

Alabama Town Picks Up the Pieces After EF-2 Tornado

Daylight broke Tuesday (Dec. 18) on Colbert Heights mountain in Alabama to reveal the damage and destruction that a late Monday afternoon tornado left in its wake. Some work crews even beat the daylight to the area as the parking …

More Tornadoes Hit Southeast, Cause Damage in Kentucky, Alabama

The National Weather Service has confirmed at least six tornados hit Alabama on Thursday. The National Weather Service in Birmingham on Saturday posted ongoing damage survey reports. The number of confirmed tornados could increase as survey crews finish reviewing suspected …

Trump Visits Alabama to Survey Damage from Powerful Tornado

Standing near the slab that’s all that is left of one family’s garage, President Donald Trump on Friday surveyed the devastation wrought by a powerful tornado that ripped through a rural Alabama town, uprooting trees, tearing homes from their foundations …

36 Tornadoes Confirmed in Deadly Southeast Outbreak

The number of tornadoes confirmed to have touched down in a deadly weekend outbreak across the Southeast has risen to at least 36. Survey teams for the National Weather Service found evidence of the twisters in Alabama, Georgia, Florida and …

Alabama Tornado Recovery Efforts Begin As Threat of More Storms Looms

All those listed as missing have been found and searches ended with no additional bodies discovered among the shattered homes, splintered pines and broken lives devastated by a tornado in rural Alabama, leaving the death toll at 23, authorities said …

Southeast Storm System Spawned 18 Tornadoes, ‘Monster’ EF4 in Alabama

Picking through the twisted debris that had been her Alabama mobile home, Carol Dean found her wedding dress and a Father’s Day note to her husband reading, “Daddy, I love you to pieces.” Her husband was “done and gone,” she …

Update: F3 Twister Leaves Trail of Destruction, Kills At Least 23 in Alabama

Rescuers searched for victims Monday amid homes smashed to their foundations, shredded metal dangling from trees and dead animals lying in the open after a tornado ripped through a rural Alabama community and killed at least 23 people, including children. …