Terrifying Videos Capture Deadly Tornado Outbreak Causing Trails Of Destruction In The South With Five Reported Dead

(Photo: Twitter/Screenshot/Public-User: WBRC Fox 6)

Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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Terrifying videos captured a deadly tornado outbreak that has caused a trail of destruction in the south with five reported dead.

In a video posted on Twitter from WBRC Fox 6 in Birmingham, Alabama, a large funnel forming in the distance can be seen as the sky overhead gets darker and darker. Damaging winds toppled homes and trees and knocked out power to tens of thousands, the Associated Press reported in a piece published Friday. (RELATED: Tornado Leaves At Least One Dead, Twenty Injured In Alabama)

Fourteen tornadoes were reported in Calhoun County on Thursday, according to the National Weather Service, along with one in Georgia and one in Mississippi, CNN reported.

Five people are dead and there are multiple injuries reported after a string of twisters tore through the area, County Sheriff Matthew Wade told the outlet. (RELATED: Tornadoes, Hail And Flash Flooding: Blizzard Warnings In Effect For Several States)

“There’s numerous homes damaged, numerous people injured, and at least five fatalities,” Wade shared.

“We’re worrying about the second storm that’s coming through, possibly on the same track,” he added.

In another clip posted on the social media site, we can the giant tornado as it approached Interstate 65 in Calera.

The National Weather Service office issued a “tornado emergency” for areas just south and east of the city, in Shelby and Jefferson counties, the outlet noted.

“Tornado safety plans, everyone,” the office posted on Twitter. “Get low, get in the middle of the building. DON’T WAIT TO THE LAST MINUTE. TAKE COVER NOW!”

Videos and pictures have since surfaced on Twitter showing the destruction left by the tornadoes.

Pelham, AL, Fire Chief Michael Reid said 60 homes in the area were damaged, with 22 having “major damage.”