STORMS LEAVE DAMAGE, POWER OUTAGES IN ALABAMA
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) – Storms that moved through Alabama knocked trees on to homes and snapped power poles, leaving thousands without electricity.
Officials in southeast Alabama said numerous homes and others buildings were damaged by an apparent tornado late Tuesday. Roofs were ripped off around Rehobeth and Headland.
In Dothan, storm debris littered roads. School was canceled Wednesday to allow for the cleanup and restoration of electrical service.
Alabama Power Co. said as many as 12,000 customers were without power at the height of the storm, with the largest number of about 5,000 around Birmingham. Crews were working to repair the damage.
Damage also was reported in northwestern Alabama near Hackleburg and in west Alabama in Pickens County.
No serious injuries were reported, but storms killed at least three in Louisiana and Mississippi.