At least two people died after severe storms and tornadoes ripped through the South, damaging buildings and homes in at least three states.
According to CNN, a tornado that hit Wednesday (November 30) morning near Alabama’s capital killed two people and injured at least one other.
“Thanks to the heroic efforts of our first responders many other lives were saved. We pray for our community as we mourn this tragic loss of lives,” Montgomery County Emergency Management Director Christina Thornton said.
Since Tuesday (November 29) afternoon, at least 29 tornadoes have been reported in central and southern Mississippi and Alabama, as well as in Louisiana, according to the Storm Prediction Center.
Here's what we know about the damage thus far in Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana.
According to the National Weather Service, tornadoes ripped through homes near Montgomery and in the southwestern part of the state on Wednesday.
At an apartment complex near Eutaw, the roof was torn off and the walls between residents' rooms collapsed due to a tornado that hit Tuesday. Some residents were left displaced and took shelter at a middle school, WBMA reports.
A number of trees and homes were also damaged in Akron, a small town in Hale County.
In Lowndes County, the steeple of a church was blown off and a grocery store was damaged on Tuesday, Cindy Lawrence, the county’s head of emergency management, told CNN.
Mississippi State University asked students to seek shelter amid a tornado warning Tuesday night. Regular operations were expected to resume Wednesday after some classes were taught remotely and dining halls closed due to the threat, according to the university.
A tornado is believed to have ripped through several homes in northern Louisiana’s Caldwell Parish on Tuesday night.
Storms are expected to weaken by Wednesday afternoon.
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