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World - South America Updated: February 04, 2022

Winter Storm: Tornado Kills One In Alabama

By Quadri Adejumo
February 04, 2022
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A mid-south winter storm in Alabama, United States, has killed one and left others injured.

The NBC News reports that at least one person was killed in a winter storm system that spawned a tornado in Alabama and left wide swaths of the mid-south glazed over on Thursday.

In the region of Hale County, Alabama, a woman died and eight others were injured after the tornado swept through the area.

The emergency director of Hale County, Russell Weeden said in a statement that; “Damage was reported across the county, which is about 35 miles south of Tuscaloosa.”

“The Thursday's ice storms left roads dangerously slick and many without power across the southern portion of the country.”

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Also, according to utility tracker PowerOutage.us, it reported that Western Tennessee was hit by power outages as about 130,000 homes and businesses in Shelby County were in darkness on Thursday night.

The regional police and fire officials have urged residents to stay off the roads, which have been littered with downed power lines.

About 92 million Americans have remained under winter weather warnings and challenges. Parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kentucky have been dealing with freezing rain and snow.

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Quadri Adejumo

Quadri Adejumo is a reporter, sports column writer, opinion and profile writer. He tweets via @...

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