A tornado has caused significant damage in Central Alabama, which left one person dead and many others injured.
The tornado first struck Fultondale at about 10:43 p.m. CST Monday night before it headed for Birmingham.
The National Weather Service’s Birmingham office made an announcement before 11 p.m. CST that a confirmed tornado had been spotted near Fultondale and was moving toward Center Point.
After the tornado passed, residences and businesses were left damaged, residents were trapped in their homes, trees were uprooted, power lines were knocked out and roads were obstructed by debris.
Photos of the damage shared on social media shows houses that were reduced to their foundations and wrecked vehicles.
According to Alabama Power, as of 2:50 a.m.CST, there are almost 12,000 reported outages across Alabama.
Aside from property damage, an unidentified young man was found dead in a collapsed home while six people were injured and hospitalized.
James Coker, the director of the Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency said that search and rescue efforts are still ongoing in the area and advised the public to stay away to avoid traffic congestion.
First responders are also conducting relief operations in Gardendale, Hoover, Mountain Brook, Tarrant, and Center Point.
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