Tornado leaves path of destruction in Alabama, killing 1

Severe Weather Alabama
Posted at 2:00 AM, Jan 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-26 20:41:01-05

FULTONDALE, Ala. (AP) — Search and rescue efforts continue in Alabama, where officials say a tornado killed a 14-year-old boy sheltering with his family in the basement of their home. The storm blew down a tree and trapped them in the basement Monday night. Fultondale police Chief D.P. Smith says several other family members were critically injured. The tornado left a swath of destruction 10 miles long in the suburbs north of Birmingham. Fire Chief Justin McKenzie says 30 people were injured. The school superintendent says Fultondale High was so heavily damaged, he doubts students will be able to return to classrooms this year.