Officials: 5 people killed in Calhoun Co. tornado identified

VIDEO: Tornado damage in Ohatchee, Ala.

CALHOUN CO., Ala. (WBRC) - Calhoun County Coroner Pat Brown confirmed at least five people were dead after tornado-producing storms passed through the area Thursday afternoon.

According to the coroner, three family members were killed in the same house. A fourth person was killed in a mobile home. The fifth died somewhere along Wellington Road.

Brown identified the deceased as 71-year-old James William Geno, 73-year-old Willie Gene Harris, 38-year-old Ebonique Harris, 69-year-old Barbara Harris, and 72-year-old Emily Myra Wilborn.

UPDATE: The funeral for James William Geno, Willie Gene Harris and Ebonique Harris will be Saturday, April 3 at 1:00 p.m. at Leatherwood Baptist Church.

James William Geno, 72.
James William Geno, 72. (Source: Family)
L: Willie Gene and Barbara Harris. R: Ebonique Harris
L: Willie Gene and Barbara Harris. R: Ebonique Harris (Source: The Harris Family)

Jeh Jeh Pruitt spoke with Latasha Harris-Ramos, whose mother, father and sister were killed in the storms:

Family member of 3 people killed in Calhoun Co. storms speaks
VIDEO: Rescue efforts after tornado in Ohatchee, Ala.

Homes are reported to be demolished throughout the Ohatchee and Wellington area.

This picture sent in by a viewer shows Ragan Chapel Church completely flattened.

Ohatchee storm damage
Ohatchee storm damage (Source: Brian Emfinger)
Ohatchee storm damage
Ohatchee storm damage (Source: Brian Emfinger)
Ohatchee storm damage
Ohatchee storm damage (Source: Brian Emfinger)

Pictures of damage from Wellington:

Damage in Wellington
Damage in Wellington (Source: Jeremy Redmon)
Damage in Wellington
Damage in Wellington (Source: Jeremy Redmon)
Tornado sighting in Ohatchee

Governor Kay Ivey released the following statement: “Significant and dangerous weather continues to impact portions of Alabama, and I urge all folks in the path of these tornadoes and storm systems to remain on high alert. Tragically, we are receiving reports of loss of life. I offer my sincerest prayers to all impacted. Unfortunately, the day is not over yet. Y’all, please stay safe and vigilant!”

If you would like to help by donating items to families in Calhoun County, here is the information for the donations center:

Donations Center.
Donations Center. (Source: Calhoun County EMA)

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