At least five deaths and multiple injuries have been reported in Calhoun County, Alabama, after a tornado passed through the area on Thursday. Numerous people were injured. “We’re worrying about the second storm that’s coming through, possibly on the same track,” County Sheriff Matthew Wade told media. Fourteen tornadoes have been reported in Alabama on Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. n Calhoun, three adults from the same family were killed when a tornado hit the town of Ohatchee, about 60 miles northeast of Birmingham. About 60 homes were damaged in Pelham, Alabama. Police previously reported extensive damage to the Crosscreek community, but no injuries have been reported.
Roofs and entire rooms appeared to be torn off homes. Trees, power lines and debris were all around on the street. Police in nearby Helena also reported major damage. A police officer was transported to a local hospital after he was struck by lightning, He was conscious and responsive. Almost 55,000 customers were without power in the Southeast Thursday evening. The Storm Prediction Center had said there’s a high risk of tornadoes, a level 5 out of 5 , for much of northern Alabama, including Birmingham, Tuscaloosa and Huntsville. A level 4 of 5 risk covers over 5 million people.