A person has been dead and at least 30 people have been killed when a tornado ripped through Fultondale.
Jefferson County Coroner Bill Yates confirmed there was one death related to the Fultondale tornado. There have been no reports of other deaths so far.
According to Jefferson County Schools Superintendent Dr. Walter Gonsoulin, a 14-year-old high school student was killed in the storm.
Governor Kay Ivey released a statement, Tuesday Morning.
"The people of Fultondale took a hard hit last night — I’m grieved over the loss of life, injuries, homes, and damaged businesses. I offer my prayers and deepest sympathies and pledge the full support and resources our state has to offer. I am with you, Fultondale!"
A video uploaded by Connor Sheets, an investigative reporter for 'The Birmingham News', on Twitter shows the horrific damage that the tornado has caused to the city.
Raw video of the horrific damage from last night’s tornado on New Castle Road here in Fultondale, Alabama. Homes and cars destroyed, families displaced, work underway to ensure people are ok, recover property and begin the cleanup process. Devastating scene. pic.twitter.com/1l45hUMyzK— Connor Sheets (@ConnorASheets) January 26, 2021