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1 dead, over a dozen injured after devastating tornado in Fultondale – WVTM13

One person was killed and at least 30 people were injured when a tornado tore through Fultondale late Monday night.(Video above: Multiple agencies assist City of Fultondale in search and rescue efforts after fatal tornado)Jefferson County Coroner Bill Yates confirms there was one death related to the Fultondale tornado. No further details were released by Yates. Jefferson County Commissioner Joe Knight said a “young man” was killed after a large tree fell on his family’s home. Knight said the victim was huddling with his father in the basement when the tree fell. The father was injured and taken to the hospital.‪Governor Kay Ivey issued the following statement Tuesday morning:”The people of Fultondale took a hard hit last night — I’m grieved over the loss of life, injuries, homes and damaged businesses. I offer my prayers and deepest sympathies and pledge the full support and resources our state has to offer. I am with you, Fultondale!”Fultondale Fire Chief Justin McKenzie says while he cannot confirm fatalities as of Tuesday morning, 17 people were transported to the hospital with storm-related injuries and 11 people were treated on scene.First responders from surrounding areas have been assisting Fultondale with search and rescue efforts throughout the night. As of 4:15 a.m., crews were on heavily damaged Lykes Blvd. working to free a man who had been trapped inside of his home by a tree. McKenzie says they have since accounted for everyone else in the area.A 10 a.m. news conference will be held at Fultondale City Hall. Watch live on WVTM 13.State Superintendent Dr. Eric Mackey released this statement:”Our hearts go out to those impacted by last night’s storms. We are in contact with local school systems as they continue to assess the damage and commit to provide our support to these schools. Updates will be posted as more information becomes available.”

One person was killed and at least 30 people were injured when a tornado tore through Fultondale late Monday night.

(Video above: Multiple agencies assist City of Fultondale in search and rescue efforts after fatal tornado)

Jefferson County Coroner Bill Yates confirms there was one death related to the Fultondale tornado. No further details were released by Yates.

Jefferson County Commissioner Joe Knight said a “young man” was killed after a large tree fell on his family’s home. Knight said the victim was huddling with his father in the basement when the tree fell. The father was injured and taken to the hospital.

‪Governor Kay Ivey issued the following statement Tuesday morning:

“The people of Fultondale took a hard hit last night — I’m grieved over the loss of life, injuries, homes and damaged businesses. I offer my prayers and deepest sympathies and pledge the full support and resources our state has to offer. I am with you, Fultondale!”

Fultondale Fire Chief Justin McKenzie says while he cannot confirm fatalities as of Tuesday morning, 17 people were transported to the hospital with storm-related injuries and 11 people were treated on scene.

First responders from surrounding areas have been assisting Fultondale with search and rescue efforts throughout the night. As of 4:15 a.m., crews were on heavily damaged Lykes Blvd. working to free a man who had been trapped inside of his home by a tree.

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McKenzie says everybody else on that street appeared to be accounted for, but a secondary search was yet to be completed.

A 10 a.m. news conference will be held at Fultondale City Hall. Watch live on WVTM 13.

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State Superintendent Dr. Eric Mackey released this statement:

“Our hearts go out to those impacted by last night’s storms. We are in contact with local school systems as they continue to assess the damage and commit to provide our support to these schools. Updates will be posted as more information becomes available.”

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