A powerful tornado destroyed homes and uprooted trees in the US state of Alabama, amid a raging storm across the south.
The National Weather Service in Birmingham said a “very strong and dangerous tornado” caused damage as it passed through Selma.
The agency issued a hurricane emergency for several counties north of the state capital, Montgomery, as the storm’s winds moved east.
The authority said that there are many reports of damage to trees and buildings in Salma.
Multiple tornado warnings were issued Thursday for Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee as the storm moved through the region.