Tornadoes Ravage the Southeast

By: CBS
By: CBS

Forecasters throughout Alabama had their hands full Thursday (10/18) as severe storms raced through the north and western parts of the state.

In the town of Haleyville a twister touched down around 2:45 PM CT, downing trees and power lines as well as the roof of multiple houses.

The storm also tossed trees and heavy machinery around and that in turn caused road damage along a few roads.

No one was injured during the storms in Haleyville.

Earlier on, a tornado tore through Pensacola, Florida just before noon Thursday afternoon (10/18). It tore tiles from roofs and damaged windows. Trees that stood the test of time were no match for this tornado. They lay flat on the ground.

Clean-up crews were out moving downed trees and cleaning up debris shortly after the storm hit. One witness Angela Deputy was sitting in a friends house with seven other people, watching the news when the tornado tore the house down. All eight people in the house managed to get out of the house. "By the grace of God," said Deputy. One person was injured in the house collapse. The residents of the house were left to pick through what was left of their belongings.


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