Calhoun County Sheriff Matthew Wade said that five deaths and two injuries have been reported in the Ohatchee and Wellington area.
WIAT reported a "large, rain-wrapped tornado", with "multiple calls for assistance right now", tweeted meteorologist Craig Ceecee.
Blaring tornado sirens and howling winds roared across parts of western Georgia early Friday as severe storms pounded southern states, including in Alabama where at least five people died in twisters that wrecked homes, splintered trees and crumpled businesses.
According to the Weather Channel, the west Georgia town of Newnan had also seen significant storm damage as of Thursday night.
TheNational Weather Service (NWS) office in Birmingham issued a "tornado emergency" for areas just south and east of the city.
"I urge all folks in the path of these tornadoes and storm systems to remain on high alert", Governor Kay Ivey tweeted.
'Tragically, we are receiving reports of loss of life. Unfortunately, the day is not over yet. "Please stay safe", Biden wrote on Twitter.
Utility lines had also been downed along Highways 119 and 31 in Pelham, a city of about 20,000 people about 30km (20 miles) south of Birmingham, the Pelham Police Department said on Twitter.
Images shared on social media much of the devastation and destruction left after the tornado hit the state. We've got homes along here that are totally destroyed, trees down, power lines down.
With power knocked out to tens of thousands and people now tasked with clearing away the debris and rebuilding, the violent weather that swept through parts of Alabama and the region marked the most dreaded part of springtime in the Deep South: tornado season.
A total of 82.85 million vaccine doses were given by Tuesday, China's National Health Commission said on Wednesday. China delivered a first batch of donated Sinovac vaccines to the Philippines on February 28.
Those showers will push into the parts of the Valley later this morning bringing scattered showers for the Shoals through midday. The forecasted conditions for fire weather include strong gusting winds and low humidity across the region.
The Health Minister on Thursday approved a third vaccine, by the British Regulator, which should be available in the coming weeks. India has inched closer to touch the significant milestone of administering almost four crore 50 lakh COVID-19 Vaccine doses.
Berlin had also struck a deal with air carriers to ensure that all travellers returning to Germany would be tested, Merkel said. Europe's top economy will elect a new government in September, as Merkel is retiring after 16 years in power.
Harris said that Alabama will follow President Joe Biden's request for the country and open up eligibility to all adults on May 1. He says they have already updated their website to accommodate the new eligibility groups by adding in the new categories .
Colorado governor Jared Polis and Boulder Mayor Sam Weaver each referred to the incident as a "tragedy" in statements on Twitter. The Boulder police tweeted some 20 minutes later that there was an "Active Shooter at the King Soopers on Table Mesa " street.
Wolf has said the state is making progress in the state's vaccine distribution but the supply remains well below the demand. Several provinces are redoubling COVID-19 vaccination efforts today, offering shots to broader swaths of the population.
Another 15,657 cases have screened positive with a mutation detected, but the lineage for the variant strain not yet sequenced. We now have 894 COVID-19 patients in the hospital with 332 people in the ICU and 212 in the ICU on a ventilator.
Biden puts VP Harris in charge of border influx
Ms Harris will likely rely on her experience as senator from California, a border state, to inform her diplomatic efforts. Harris said the job "will not be easy, but it is important work, it is work that we demand as a people of our country".
E.U. Set to Curb Covid Vaccine Exports for 6 Weeks
Brussels will push ahead with plans to block shipments of coronavirus vaccines to the United Kingdom and launch new rules targeting countries with high vaccination rates and low exports of jabs today.
Ontarians 75 and older can now book COVID-19 vaccines online
Meanwhile, a number of regions are moving to different restriction levels in the province's colour-coded pandemic framework. Ontario is reporting more than 1,500 new cases of COVID-19 today as virus-related hospitalizations surge in the province.