NWS Birmingham confirms EF 2 tornado in deadly Pickens County storm

Alabama News

PICKENS COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE (9 a.m. 1/12) — The National Weather Service in Birmingham confirmed an EF 2 tornado struck during the deadly storms in Pickens County Saturday.

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Three people who were killed during severe weather in Pickens County Saturday have been identified.

The victims were Tyrone Spain, 51, as well as Albert and Susan Barnett. Their identities were confirmed by Pickens County Coroner Chad Harless. The deaths were confirmed along Settlement Road.

Spain ran a taxi service in Tuscaloosa County called Spain Taxi Service. Albert was 85 years old while Susan was 75.

The circumstances of their deaths or where they were when they died was not confirmed.

During storms that swept through the Southeast and Midwest Saturday, a total of 11 people were killed across five states.



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