Tornados Blamed in at Least 20 Deaths Total


The death toll is reported to be at seven in Alabama this morning, and nine in Georgia. The severe storm that rolled through caused damage in many southeastern states.

Alabama officials now say tornadoes killed at least seven people, including five at Enterprise High School yesterday (03/01).

Crews worked throughout the night, making sure no other victims remain on the scene following an afternoon powerful storm.

Rescue workers dug through piles of rubble beneath portable lights at Enterprise High School, where officials say five people were killed, looking for other victims.

And in our area, there are six confirmed dead in Baker County. In other parts of Georgia two people died in Sumter County and there are injuries from the storm that damaged the county's main hospital in Americus.

There also was a death farther north in Taylor County, where there are also injuries. There are also reports that an 18 wheeler jackknifed in the middle of U.S 19 in Worth County shortly before 1 a.m. and a home was leveled in the same county.
Plus a tornado has been confirmed in Baker County.

It was on the ground for seven miles and went from Baker into Mitchell and into Worth. 13 structures damaged in Baconton and Pleasant Grove. However, there were no injuries or fatalities reported there.

A tornado also touched down in Cherry Lake in Madison County at 2:30 this morning with lots of trees down.