At least six people were killed and hundreds of homes rendered uninhabitable after several hurricanes swept through the southern US states on Thursday, MTI wrote.
Hurricanes particularly hit Alabama, with storms killing at least five people. An authority in Florence, Alabama, reported that a police officer was struck by lightning while trying to erect roadblocks in the storm. The police officer was taken to the hospital. Pat Wilson, fire chief in Quetta County, Georgia, told a local news agency that a man in their area was killed Thursday night due to bad weather.
According to a CNN report on US news television on Friday
23 hurricanes were reported from Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky and Mississippi, and the storm affected at least 10 million people.
Kay Ivey, the Republican governor of Alabama, has declared a state of emergency in 28 of the state’s 67 counties.
Photos and videos posted online show that the storms left massive damage. According to a report on Friday morning
More than 25,000 Alabama and 13,000 homes in Georgia were left without power.
And there was an area where a gas leak was also reported. In some parts of the region, it was the second time tornadoes had ravaged them in eight days. In the past week, more than 50 reports were received from Alabama and Mississippi.
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