A twister emergency has been declared in Alabama as a violent storm hits the state. The Nationwide Climate Service in Birmingham Alabama confirmed the storm on Twitter, writing that the twister has a “historical past of manufacturing harm” including that it’s shifting in the direction of Piedmont in a later publish.
Storm tracker Brandon Copic spoke to The Climate Channel, saying: “It was a violent twister flinging particles in every single place.”
He added that it simply missed the city of Lake Purdy “by lower than a mile” and that if the twister had hit the centre of city “it might have been devastating”.
Atlanta meteorologist Brad Nitz tweeted round 4pm that the storm was 22 miles from the Georgia state line and was shifting at 50 mph.