Two infants were killed after Thursday's storm toppled a tree onto a Birmingham home.
Three-month-old Jalaia Ford, and 11-month-old Journee Jones, 11, were taken to a hospital in Birmingham after the tree struck the home on Thursday afternoon, according to the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office.
Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service was called shortly after 5:30 p.m. to the home off Interstate 59/20 in that city, a fire official told local news outlets.
A woman was also trapped in the house, who was freed later that evening. Another woman was also rescued from the home.
At least three other people were injured, including an 11-year-old, and rescuers had a tough time getting everyone out because of the extent of damage, said Sebastian Carrillo, a battalion chief with Birmingham Fire and Rescue.
“Because the structure is so unstable, every time we move a foot, the structure underneath is shifting,” said Carrillo. “So we’re having to stabilize the structure as we move in, and it’s just really time-consuming,”
More than 10,000 homes and businesses in Alabama remained without power Friday morning more than 15 hours after the storms struck the area.
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