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Britt: “Our hearts break” for communities devastated by storm damage

“I know that Alabamians in every corner of our state join us in praying for the families of those we’ve lost,” Britt said.

Tornado damage near Lake Martin and Tallapoosa, Alabama. Dan Mirgon/Twitter

A long-track tornado wreaked havoc across the state Thursday, killing at least five people in Autauga County and causing destruction all along its path, particularly in Selma.

“Our hearts break seeing multiple Alabama communities devastated by severe weather today,” said U.S. Sen. Katie Britt. “I know that Alabamians in every corner of our state join us in praying for the families of those we’ve lost and for speedy recoveries to those who have been injured. Thank you to the first responders and linemen who are courageously serving their fellow Alabamians.

“My office is in contact with the Governor’s office and local officials in affected communities, and we stand ready to assist. Please continue to follow local alerts and warnings in affected areas.”

Jacob Holmes is a reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter. You can reach him at [email protected]

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