Four killed in possible tornado as storms lash US South

By REUTERS
January 3, 2017 09:10

AUSTIN - A tornado is believed to have killed four people in southeast Alabama on Monday, when winds sent a tree crashing onto a home as a heavy storm system pounded the US South with rain, hail and strong winds, officials said.

The victims were in a mobile home in Rehobeth, just outside the city of Dothan, Houston County emergency management spokeswoman Kris Ware said in a telephone interview.

Authorities fighting to extricate three more people who were in the mobile home at the time expect them to survive, but emergency workers are trying to determine how badly they were hurt, she added.

"Prayers for those impacted today," Alabama Governor Robert Bentley said in a message on social network Twitter, referring to the four deaths.


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