19 tornadoes reported in Alabama severe weather outbreak as threat comes to an end

Severe Weather

A tornado touches down near Moundville in Hale County, Ala., Wednesday, March 17, 2021, causing damage to homes and downing trees. A wave of storms is pounding the Deep South, leaving a trail of splintered trees and damaged buildings. And forecasters said still more severe weather was on the way Wednesday with the potential for massive tornadoes, downpours and hail the size of tennis balls. (Gary Cosby Jr.,/The Tuscaloosa News via AP)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The severe weather outbreak of numerous tornadoes and significant wind damage has come to an end across Central Alabama.

During Wednesday’s storms, Alabama authorities received 19 reports of tornadoes from Tuscaloosa, Jefferson, Chilton, Autauga, Hale and Greene counties. The National Weather Service in Birmingham will conduct damage surveys over the next few days to give them official ratings.

The National Weather Service is sending out crews today to survey numerous locations across Alabama in order to determine the magnitude and exact track of the tornadoes.


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