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World - North America Updated: January 13, 2023

Rain, Tornadoes Kill Seven In US South States

By Quadri Adejumo
January 13, 2023
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Seven people have been killed in Alabama and Georgia as a result of severe winds and tornadoes.

The strong winds and heavy rain damaged homes and left tens of thousands of customers without power in parts of Georgia, Mississippi and Alabama.

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey said she was sad to learn that six people were killed in the state due to the storms.

Ernie Baggett, the county’s emergency management director said; "In Selma, an estimated 40 homes were destroyed by a tornado that cut a 32km (20 miles) path across two rural communities."

She added that at least 12 people were taken to hospitals by emergency responders.

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Also, schools in at least six Georgia counties cancelled classes for Friday.

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Quadri Adejumo

Quadri Adejumo covers World News, Health, Climate & Humanitarian.

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