Tuscaloosa, Alabama One of the three tornado-related deaths in Alabama was 21-year-old John Servati of Tupelo. Servati was a student at the University of Alabama and a member of the school's swimming and diving team.
Officials say he died Monday night while protecting his girlfriend at a house near campus, in Tuscaloosa. They were in the basement when a retaining wall collapsed on him. His girlfriend was not injured. At Tupelo High School, Servati was a 10-time state champion, and at Alabama, a three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll member.