Alabama Tornado Hits Church, Wipes Out Daycare; Natural Disaster Leaves Five People Dead And Dozens Injured
Tornadoes hit Alabama and Tennessee earlier this week killing five and injuring dozens. Among the establishments destroyed by the natural disaster was a church and a daycare center, which was wiped out completely.
Three people were killed in Alabama after a tornado touched down in Rosalie. All of them were in a mobile home when the tornado took place. One more person from the mobile home was said to be injured.
As for the daycare, it was identified as Ider Christian Daycare Academy. The daycare was said to be wiped out completely but there were no recorded deaths from the daycare. Three children and three adults were reportedly injured from the daycare center.
Based on the reports, the injured victims were seeking shelter there when it was wiped out as they lived in a mobile home nearby. A Baptist church and a shopping plaza were also destroyed in Rosalie and power lines were also downed.
Alabama Governor Robert Bentley issued a state of emergency. Three deaths were reported in Rosalie, specifically in Jackson County. The three casualties were from one home but have not been identified while 10 more people were reportedly injured in the counties of Jackson and DeKalb, The Weather Channel reported.
NBC News reported that search and rescue teams in McMinn County, Tennessee confirmed that 23 people were injured and have been accounted for. The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency also noted that a husband and wife died in Polk County. A post office was one of the buildings damaged after the tornado made a touchdown.
Aside from the two mentioned counties, severe weather condition was experienced in other eight counties in Tennessee. From those eight, three people were reportedly injured and are said to be from Marion County. Trees and power lines were downed during the bad weather.
In Mississippi, a tornado trapped people inside a camp house near Ebenezer Church Road. Four homes were destroyed but there were no fatalities.