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Event: TO Tornadoes
Number: 2023-000005
Country: USA United States
Location: Autauga, Chambers, Dallas, Coosa, Elmore and Tallapoosa Counties
, Alabama
Date (YMD): 2023-1-12
Information Source:National Weather Center, Washington Post, CNN, Fox News
Comments: An eighth person has been confirmed dead after violent storms dropped a tornado onto Alabama and Georgia on Thursday as authorities assessed the “tremendous” damage. All of those killed were adults found near their homes. Gov. Kay Ivey (R) declared a state of emergency in six Alabama counties where the tornado caused the most damage: Autauga, Chambers, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore and Tallapoosa. Gov. Brian Kemp (R) declared a state of emergency for all of Georgia in response to the extreme weather. There were no reports of deaths in hard-hit Selma, Ala., but Mayor James Perkins called the damage “tremendous.” Schools across Dallas County, Ala., which includes Selma, were shuttered Friday as engineers inspected buildings for structural damage, said Leroy Miles, vice president of the county's school board. Hundreds of students and teachers couldn't have made it to their classrooms anyway, he added, because debris clogged the roads. On Thursday, as many as 200,000 Southern customers reported power outages. By Friday afternoon, 15,000 customers in Alabama were without electricity, according to, mostly along the storm's path across the center of the state. In Georgia, about 20,000 were reporting outages. The rotating thunderstorm or supercell that produced the deadly tornado in Autauga County first formed in Louisiana on Thursday morning before tracking 500 miles into eastern Georgia. The storm produced tornadoes along its path and lofted debris as high as 20,000 feet. Some tornado debris was tossed more than 10 miles from the storm's path
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