Storms set off search for survivors, salvageable belongings
By KIM CHANDLER and JEFF MARTIN
SELMA, Ala. (AP) – Stunned residents tried to salvage belongings as rescue crews pulled survivors from the aftermath of a deadly tornado-spawning storm system that killed at least nine people in Georgia and Alabama.
The widespread destruction came into view a day after the storms flipped mobile homes into the air, sent uprooted trees crashing through buildings, snapped trees and utility poles and derailed a freight train.
Those who emerged with their lives gave thanks as they searched the wreckage to find anything worth saving.
The National Weather Service said suspected tornado damage was reported in at least 14 counties in Alabama and five in Georgia.
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1/13/2023 6:24:32 PM (GMT -5:00)