3 people dead in Rosalie from EF-2 tornado

Published: Nov. 30, 2016 at 6:33 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 30, 2016 at 9:07 PM CST
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ROSALIE, AL (WAFF) - Three people are dead after storms moved through Rosalie early Wednesday morning. 

The Jackson County Sheriff Chuck Phillips tell us "they appear to be from the same household".

Authorities identified them as Justin Lance Wright, 26, Jessica Loren Fleming, 21, and April Annette Wright,22.

A survey team with the National Weather Service confirms the damage was consistent with an EF-2 tornado.

We've also learned two people were injured and were taken to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, TN.

Jackson County commission chairman Matthew Hodges confirmed the fatalities and added that multiple more are injured.

Hodges reports Rosalie sustained significant damage.

DeKalb County EMA Director Anthony Clifton tell us houses are damaged on County Road 159 and County Road 330 in Ider.

The Deputy Director of Jackson County, Felix Jackson tells us the Rosalie Plaza and Macklin Baptist Church both located on highway 71 have severe structural damage.

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