Strong Weekend Storms Impact Parts of Alabama

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Birmingham, Ala. A line of powerful storms flooded creeks, knocked down trees and prompted a tornado watch in parts of Alabama.

A tornado watch Saturday morning covered Russell County in east central Alabama and Barbour and Pike counties in southeastern Alabama. The tornado watch had expired by early Saturday afternoon, as the storms moved into northwest Florida and south Georgia.

There were reports of trees down in several Alabama counties after the storms rolled across Alabama in the early morning hours on Saturday.

In Autauga County, the emergency manager reported trees blocking roads in multiple locations.

In Calhoun County, a road was impassable when a creek spilled out of its banks.

National Weather Service meteorologist Jennifer McNatt said there were no immediate reports of any tornado touchdowns in the region.

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