After the storm survivors were sheltered in shipping containers, tubs.
An Alabama engine mechanic sought refuge inside a container for shipping after an intense tornado storm destroyed his business and killed two neighbors on its destructive track throughout Alabama as well as Georgia.
The terrifying tales about David Hollon and other survivors of Thursday’s storm are being revealed as the residents sort through the destruction caused by the fierce winds and tornadoes that led to the deaths of more than nine people. in Alabama’s rural Autauga County, where seven people have perished, Hollon and his workers were able to witness a massive tornado moving towards them. They were required to seek shelter as soon as possible.
Hollon told me that they came across an iron shipping container at the rear of his garage due to the fact that it was secured to the floor using concrete. After entering the container, Hollon began frantically dialing his neighbor’s phone.
As they heard the garage getting broken due to the hurricane, their phone was never answered. It went to voicemail. The storm ended and they returned to discover the body of a neighbor on his street. explained. A neighbor across the street was also dead the family member of the deceased said.
The storm brought strong twisters and strong winds in Alabama and Georgia which ripped down trees and lifted mobile homes into the air and slowed freight trains, destroyed vehicles, damaged utility poles, and ripped down power lines, causing thousands to be without power.
There was a report of suspected tornado damage in at fourteen counties within Alabama as well as 14 counties within Georgia as per the National Weather Service.
Autauga County officials have said that the tornado was capable of generating winds of around 130 miles per hour (218 km/h) and caused damage in line with the classification of EF3 which is two steps lower than the strongest category of tornado.
Authorities in the county have reported that at least a dozen individuals were treated for injuries and around forty homes destroyed, or damaged including mobile homes which were hurled in the sky.