Three Dead in Alabama After Severe Weather Sweeps Through the South

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Three people from Pickens County, Alabama died Saturday after a tornado struck the area. The deaths occurred near the town of Carrollton along Settlement Road. There were also three storm-related fatalities in Louisiana and one in Texas, bringing the total reported death toll to seven.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strong winds caused a small plane at the Birmingham-International Shuttlesworth Airport to flip over.  Across the area, downed trees and powerlines blocked roadways. The storm led to widespread power outages across the state. Alabama Power says some crews are are beginning work to restore power.

Severe weather was anticipated days ahead of the storm. Weather officials warned of tornadoes, flooding and of 70+ mph wind gusts during the storm. Governor Kay Ivey also said her office was preparing state resources ahead of the storms.

Residents took to social media to show the storm’s impacts across the state:

 

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