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At least 6 dead as tornadoes devastate Ala., Ga.

Storms that rolled through North Georgia late Thursday into Friday, March 26, 2021, left a path of destruction. Most of metro Atlanta was spared from major damage, but Bartow and Polk counties ― in northwest Georgia ― and Coweta County south of Atlanta took the brunt of the impact. Coweta firefighters and police officers worked in the dark to rescue people trapped in their homes and clear roads after a powerful storm slammed the area early Friday. (John Spink /Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Storms that rolled through North Georgia late Thursday into Friday, March 26, 2021, left a path of destruction. Most of metro Atlanta was spared from major damage, but Bartow and Polk counties ― in northwest Georgia ― and Coweta County south of Atlanta took the brunt of the impact. Coweta firefighters and police officers worked in the dark to rescue people trapped in their homes and clear roads after a powerful storm slammed the area early Friday. (John Spink /Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Storms that rolled through North Georgia late Thursday into Friday, March 26, 2021, left a path of destruction.  (John Spink /Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

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UPDATED 3:15 PM PT – Friday, March 26, 2021

Severe storms which produced multiple tornadoes in Alabama devastated neighboring Georgia.

The tornadoes ripped through Alabama on Thursday, killing five people.

A firefighter surveys damage to a house after a tornado touches down south of Birmingham, Ala., in the Eagle Point community damaging multiple homes Thursday, March 25, 2021. The National Weather Service issued multiple tornado warnings for Alabama and surrounding states. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

A firefighter surveyed damage to a house after a tornado touched down south of Birmingham, Ala., Thursday, March 25, 2021.  (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

 

They then moved into Georgia on Friday, leaving one person dead. Aerial video showed collapsed buildings and the roofs sheared off of several homes.

Michael Krios surveying the damage on LaGrange Street. Storms that rolled through North Georgia late Thursday into Friday, March 26, 2021, left a path of destruction. Most of metro Atlanta was spared from major damage, but Bartow and Polk counties ― in northwest Georgia ― and Coweta County south of Atlanta took the brunt of the impact. Coweta firefighters and police officers worked in the dark to rescue people trapped in their homes and clear roads after a powerful storm slammed the area early Friday. (John Spink /Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Michael Krios surveyed the damage on LaGrange Street. Storms that rolled through North Georgia late Thursday into Friday, March 26, 2021, left a path of destruction. (John Spink /Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

 

The twisters also toppled trees and downed power lines, knocking out power for tens of thousands of people in both states. Utility companies are working to restore power, and officials are urging people to stay off the roads.

“Our teams are still out working as of now, and we expect we’re going to be out for some time to come as we check each home to make sure that we have everyone out,” Coweta County Fire Chief Pat Wilson said.

The severe weather is expected to expand across several more Southern states, including Tennessee, Kentucky and the Carolinas.

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