At least nine dead after US tornadoes hit southern states – as tens of thousands left without power

At least nine people, including a five-year-old child, have been killed in the US after dozens of tornadoes struck the southern states of Alabama and Georgia.

Rescue teams are working to clear debris and find any survivors across 14 counties in the two states, with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reporting at least 35 possible tornadoes.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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