Deadly Tornado Causes Major Damage to Hotel in Southern Alabama

At least one person was killed and dozens were injured when a tornado touched down in southern Alabama on Monday night, January 25.

Many buildings were destroyed or damaged, including a Hampton Inn hotel on Walker Chapel Road, seen in this video.

The National Weather Service (NWS) reported that survey crews found “at least High-End EF-2 Tornado Damage (135 mph winds)” in Fultondale on Tuesday.

Alabama Gov Kay Ivey said she spoke with Fultondale Mayor Larry Holcomb and Center Point Mayor Bobby Scott to pledge the state’s support in recovering affected areas and residents. Credit: British S. Malone II via Storyful