Governor Bentley tours Alabama storm damage

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ROSALIE, Ala. — Storm crews spent Thursday surveying damage from tornadoes that ripped through the state early Tuesday, killing three people and destroying homes, churches and businesses.

Gov. Robert Bentley toured damage in north Alabama on Thursday morning. Bentley says he is thankful the death toll wasn’t higher as he toured obliterated homes and a daycare center.

“We’re here to see the damage but we’re here to be with the people that were hurt and the lives that were lost,” Bentley says at a news conference. “We want to see families and we want to see the destruction that’s taken place.”

The National Weather Service says at least four tornados hit the state early Wednesday morning.

Three people were killed and one person critically injured in an Alabama mobile home after an apparent EF-3 twister hit the tiny town of Rosalie in Jackson County.

Jackson County Emergency Management Director Mike Ashburn said 20 homes, businesses and churches were destroyed in that county and another 46 were damaged.

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