PICKENS COUNTY, Ala. (MARKET NEWS) Three people have died in a settlement community near the town of Carrollton, according to a statement released by Pickens County Sheriff Todd Hall.
Gut wrenching destruction out of #PickensCounty #Alabama after a #tornado tore through this afternoon near the city of Carrollton. This is why storm shelters are the best option. A mobile home stood NO chance in that path. Site built homes obliterated. #ALwx #LSMwx pic.twitter.com/TnxwdiwIiA
— Brett Adair (@AlaStormTracker) January 11, 2020
— MontgomeryAdvertiser (@MGMAdvertiser) January 11, 2020
Hall said deputies are searching homes in the Settlement community for additional victims after three were confirmed dead in the area earlier Saturday.
The sheriff also said he is not sure how many people are injured, but some have been transported by ambulance.
Countless trees are down across Alabama today with structural damage in many places. Unfortunately we have three fatalities, near Carrollton in Pickens County. Storms have mostly moved into Georgia this afternoon…. pic.twitter.com/DLYNrzrSEL
— Meaghan Thomas (@megtomwx) January 11, 2020