Mar 26, 2021 - Energy & Environment

In photos: Deadly tornadoes leave path of destruction across the South

Photo of a person examining damage to a home

The aftermath of the tornadoes in Ohatchee, Alabama. Photo: Julie Bennett via Getty Images

A major outbreak of high-end, "violent" tornadoes and severe storms ripped through the South on Thursday, leaving behind debris and destruction.

The big picture: At least six people were killed. Severe weather in this region can be especially deadly due to the housing types that are prevalent here, including large numbers of mobile homes, Axios' Andrew Freedman writes.

  • In Alabama, the worst-hit state, a tornado killed at least five people and injured several others. At least one person died during the severe weather in Georgia, officials said.
  • Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky and several states in the Midwest also experienced severe storms.

What to watch: More storms could hit the region in coming days.

Photos from the severe weather:
Photo of the inside of a house without its exteriors and two people examining damage from the tornado
Danny Poss (left), pastor of Ragan Chapel United Methodist Church, and Michael Dunbar of the United Methodist Disaster Relief team survey tornado damage inside the fellowship hall in Ohatchee, Alabama. Photo: Julie Bennett via Getty Images
Photo of a home significantly damaged by a tornado
Bare trees are seen around a home significantly damaged in Birmingham, Alabama. Photo: Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images
Photo of a home completely destroyed
A house sits among the damage of a neighborhood in Ohatchee, Alabama. Photo: Julie Bennett via Getty Images
Photo of two people standing outside a destroyed home, one comforting the other
A family examines their damaged home in Ohatchee, Alabama. Photo: Julie Bennett via Getty Images
Photo of wires hanging around a mailbox
Storm damage from multiple tornados is seen along the road in Ohatchee, Alabama. Photo: Julie Bennett via Getty Images
Photo of a body of water spilled over onto a road
A flood of water spilled over onto a road in Ohatchee, Alabama. Photo: Julie Bennett via Getty Images
Photo of three people standing and helping clean up the rubble of a home
A volunteer picks up artwork found in debris surrounding a destroyed home in Birmingham, Alabama. Photo: Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images
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