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Gov. Kay Ivey tours Fultondale tornado damage

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday toured the devastation following a tornado that hit Fultondale.

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Governor Kay Ivey held a press conference with EMA and other officials and then toured the damage from a Tornado in Jefferson county Wednesday, January 27, 2021 in Fultondale, Ala. (Governor’s Office/Hal Yeager)

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday toured the devastation following a tornado that hit Fultondale, Alabama, in Jefferson County, late Monday. The governor received a call from President Joe Biden related to the severe weather that impacted Fultondale and other communities in northern Jefferson County.

“President Biden called me to check in on Alabama following Monday’s severe weather. I shared with him what we saw today, both from the air and on the ground. While the recovery will be tough, these communities are united. This is what makes Alabama so special,” Ivey said.

The storms killed at least one. A 14-year-old boy, whom authorities identified as Elliott Hernandez, a ninth-grader at Fultondale High School, died in the storm. More than 30 others were injured by the tornado. There is widespread damage in the area.

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