Five dead after 135mph ‘tornadic thunderstorm’ rips homes in path of destruction

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At least five people have died after a tornado part of "dangerous" storms are sweeping the Deep South in the US.

Multiple people have also been injured, as homes have been left destroyed and crumbled by the disaster.

Residents were urged to stay alert to continuing dangers caused by the storms.

Photos and videos show significant damage in many communities, and emergency services are working to rescue people trapped in some of their homes.

The tornadoes were issued as an emergency as meteorologists warned more twisters were likely on the way.

The storm is a long-track "super cell" and has created multiple tornadoes in multiple counties across central Alabama.

Governor Kay Ivey said: "Tragically, we are receiving reports of loss of life."

"I offer my sincerest prayers to all impacted. Unfortunately, the day is not over yet. Y'all, please stay safe and vigilant!"

The storm has travelled over 100 miles and is still on the ground, as it moves towards Georgia.

Forecasters warned about the weather event on Wednesday, and it was issued 'high risk' in the National Weather Service's rare warning.

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"The most persistent/intense supercells will be capable of producing strong to violent tornadoes, along with very large hail and substantial damaging winds," the National Weather Service's Center wrote.

Three people who were killed were living in a wooden home, and the other two victims were inside mobile homes, Fox News reports.

Power lines have been brought down along highways, leaving millions without power.

In one video, strong wind and rain can be seen bashing two people as they drive in the car.

Debris and trees are being blown across the road as the twister can be spotted in the distance.

The people stop the car to take a look at the destruction as the dark clouds and winds travel in the distance.

Last week, more than 50 tornadoes were reported in the area as well as Mississippi.

Residents have been warned to stay away from the highways, and others have been left homeless after their houses destroyed.

The strongest storms are forecast to form across Alabama, Mississippi and Southern Tennessee.

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