TUSCALOOSA, Alabama (WALA) - A tornado that traveled for miles tore right through Tuscaloosa leaving a mile wide path of destruction.
The search is on for survivors amidst the destruction. A police officer in Glendale Gardens borrowed a chainsaw to search for a missing woman trapped in the rubble.
FOX10 News Meteorologist Matt Barrentine says the power of Wednesday's tornado is similar to what you would see in the plain states. The tornado was on the ground for miles, and is the same one that caused damage in Birmingham.
Matt says there are a lot of places you cannot get to and nothing is open. The University of Alabama is also closed. Matt suggested parents tell their children who attend the university to go home until the situation improves.
National Guardsmen are on the ground blocking impassable roads, and directing people to where they should go. Governor Robert Bentley mobilized 1,400 guardsmen to help with the counties affected by the storm.
An arrest has been made in the robbery to the Country Breeze convenience store on Old Pascagoula Road in Grand Bay.
The Fairhope Police Department recently arrested three young men in connection with multiple cases of burglaries in town.
Three people are dead after a shooting near the University of South Alabama Tuesday, December 10. Mobile Police said China Barber, Augustus Bennett, and Robert Sprinkle were the victims of what police call a murder-suicide.
Mobile police have released the names of three shooting victims. Police say the shooting was the result of domestic violence.
Bay Area Food Bank, Christian Food Pantry, and American Flooring and Cabinets join together to feed families in need this Christmas season.
Clear skies and a secondary push of chilly air arrive tonight as a stronger area of high pressure moves in from the central plains.