Storm System Leaves Scattered Damage in Parts of Alabama

UNDATED, Ala. (AP) - A massive storm system moving through Alabama early today left scattered storm damage and flash flooding in some parts of the state, but there are no reports of injuries.

According to a preliminary storm report from the National Weather Service, several homes were damaged in the Eutaw community in Greene County, and rural homes were threatened by flash flooding in rural Lowndes County.

The weather service said several possible tornadoes were reported and National Weather Service teams were sent out today to survey damaged areas in Eutaw and northern Tuscaloosa and southern Walker counties.

Powerful winds are blamed for uprooting trees and damaging roofs in Clarke, Tuscaloosa, Greene and Talladega counties.

Emergency management officials said street flooding was a problem in some communities, and motorists were warned to steer clear of roads covered by water.

Forecasters say an approaching cold front is expected to drop temperatures near freezing in north and central Alabama later today after temperatures rose into the mid to upper 70s this morning.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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