Alabama and Georgia Suffer from Devastating Tornado


Kairine Brown, Writer

A single tornado traveled across 100 miles through Alabama and Geargia leaving at least 6 dead and unbeleivable wreckage on March 25 and 26. Officials are still trying to attain the ruins of the horrid event. The tornado struck houses, power lines, and tore up roads. The day before the tornado struck, there were 24 tornado warnings from the Weather Storm Prediction Center as there was a lot or rain and hail 24 hours beforehand. Official such as the police worked hard Thursday and Friday clearing roads and sidewalks of debris, looking for dead or injured in houses. Search and rescue crews were then sent, finding five more dead between Birmingham and the Georgia state lines. Untility crews were also working around the clock clearing drowned power line in debris and trees. A sheriff, John Samaneigo, “Our attention is faced toward finding and getting those in emergency medical needs to where they need to be.” The tornado was said to have touched ground at around midnight of the 24th. Along with this tornado, according to the National Weather Service, there was about 1,000 tornadoes in 2020 and 76 deaths along with the tragic events. 

In Trussville, Alabama, Hannah Carter decided to stay in the protection of her home, along with ther children, husband, and dog. They hid in a closet and put helmets on. Her house ended up being fine but the tornado was about two streets away from her house. In Birmingham, James Spann was at work when the tornado hit. He was texting his wife only to find out that the crisis had ripped through their house, but his wife was ok. In all, the tornado covered about 100 miles, ripping through Georgia and Alabama and killing 10 or more.