Recovery efforts continue for tornado damaged Tennessee and Alabama [photos]

Ben Young and his wife, Jennifer, along with their two children, survived Wednesday's tornado after a tree fell on it and prevented it from being blown away at 2:30 a.m. in Ocoee, Tenn.

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Area rescuers and residents were focusing on recovery Thursday after a spate of tornadoes left seven dead and others injured in Alabama and Tennessee overnight Tuesday.

Storms left damage in seven Tennessee and 12 Alabama counties, according to state officials. They said it's too early to know the dollar estimate of the damage.

The names of those killed in the storm still had not been released Thursday evening. The dead included two people of the Ocoee community in Polk County.