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At least 7 dead from tornadoes and storms in the southeastern US.

At least seven people were killed Thursday night by powerful storms and tornadoes that ripped through southeastern USAlocal media reported this Friday.

LOOK: Tornadoes leave at least two dead in the south east of the US.

Rescue teams and local authorities continue the search this Friday to rule out additional victims and recount the damage in the states of Georgia and Alabama, the most affected.

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey lamented the deaths in her state: “We are all too familiar with devastating weather, but our people are resilient,” the president wrote.

Several tornadoes in the central Alabama area caused six deaths, while the passage of a strong storm in Georgia claimed the life of a seventh victim.

The southeastern US region was under a severe storm watch and at least a dozen tornadoes were reported overnight and late Thursday.

In the state of Alabama there was evidence of more than a dozen tornadoes and one of them caused significant damage in the city of Selma this Thursday, US media reported.

Selma Mayor James Perkins Jr. asked citizens through a Facebook post to refrain from using vehicles and stay away from power poles.

“Emergency response teams are already in the area, we ask you to remain calm,” Perkins wrote.

In videos and images shared on social networks, you can see the disaster that the tornado left behind: destroyed houses, fallen trees and the streets full of rubble.

Much of the southeastern part of the country, including the states of Georgia, Alabama, and parts of Tennessee and North Carolina, was on Thursday alert for storms that affected 35 million people, according to the National Weather Service.

Source: Elcomercio

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