Four dead in Alabama building hit by severe storm
Alabama, Jan 3 :Four people were killed when a severe storm hit a building in Rehobeth, Alabama, state Governor Robert Bentley said in a message on Twitter.
Yesterday the federal Storm Prediction Center listed the incident on its website as a possible tornado. Alabama-based television station WTVY said in a report citing local officials the four people were killed inside a home that was struck by a falling tree and power lines.
Governor Robert Bentley said in a message on Twitter the four fatalities occurred in a building in the area of Rehobeth, in southeast Alabama just outside the city of Dothan.
The federal Storm Prediction Centre listed the incident on its website as a possible tornado. Dothan-based television station WTVY said in a report that those killed were inside a home that was struck by a falling tree and powerlines.
Emergency officials in the area declined to comment immediately.
Strong winds snapped powerlines in several US states along the Gulf of Mexico coast on Monday, with tornadoes reportedly touching down in Mississippi.
The National Weather Service (NWS) issued tornado watches stretching from Louisiana to Florida and flash flood watches for several states in that area.