Destructive Tornado Levels Homes in Alabama's Shelby County

A tornado destroyed property and downed trees in the city of Columbiana, located southeast of Birmingham, Alabama, on March 25, county officials said. This footage from Garrett Marshall shows leveled homes and debris.

Marshall told Storyful he was in nearby Brent and followed the storm to Columbiana, where he assisted in a search and rescue for residents in the area.

The tornado, rated as an EF3 by the National Weather Service, was one of several reported in Shelby County that day. Local reports said no deaths had been reported but authorities continued search and rescue operations at damaged properties. Credit: Garrett Marshall via Storyful

Video Transcript

- Do you realize how lucky we got [INAUDIBLE]?

- We were just on the outskirts of this same tornado [INAUDIBLE].

- Our house is--