Mother, kid murder following tornadoes in US South
(MENAFN) After a string of tornadoes ripped through the Deep South of America, at least two people were killed and numerous others were hurt. In addition to destroying homes and businesses, the extreme weather also brought down trees and cut off electricity to thousands of people.
The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, which did not release the victims' names, reported that a twister that hit Flatwood, Alabama early on Wednesday morning stated the lives of a 39-year-old woman and her 8-year-old son. Additionally, hurt and taken to the hospital for treatment was the boy's father.
The tornado that struck Flatwood occurred during a significant period of bad weather that hit several southern states between Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning, according to Matthew Elliott, a meteorologist at the Storm Prediction Center in Oklahoma. Between Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning, 73 tornado warnings and 120 severe thunderstorm warnings were issued. According to AccuWeather, at least 35 tornadoes were reported to have touched down.
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