A tornado ripped through Alabama as a storm with 140 mile per hour winds battered the state.
The National Weather Service urged residents in the area to seek shelter from the “extremely dangerous” situation.
“If you need to seek shelter, get helmets, something to protect your head, get to the centre most room, lowest level. Smaller rooms (bathrooms, closets) are better than large rooms. Get your pets. Get your safety kit. Mobile homes are not safe, get to a sturdy building,” NWS Birmingham said in a tweet.
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