Nearly ‘dozen’ tornadoes strike US; 2 dead, several injured

Nearly ‘dozen’ tornadoes strike US; 2 dead, several injured

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Washington, Mar 4 : At least two people were killed and many more injured when "large and destructive" tornadoes hit two US southern states of Alabama and Georgia.

A damaging tornado touched down in Lee County, Alabama, on Sunday afternoon amid a severe weather outbreak across the southeast of the United States, said a report from the The US National Weather Service (NWS) in Birmingham, Alabama, issued a tornado emergency. This was just one of several tornadoes reported across Alabama and Georgia on Sunday afternoon, local media said.

Damage to homes, buildings and trees has been reported across the area. One storm chaser in the area tweeted that a cell phone tower in the area has fallen following the storms.

"In the areas hit by the devastating tornadoes, drier weather is expected to return for storm cleanup on Monday, but it will be cooler than normal with highs in the lower to middle 50s and temperatures plummeting down to near freezing at night. Highs in the middle 60s are more typical," AccuWeather Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski said.

The full scope of the damage is still unknown as severe weather persists across the region. UNI