At Least Two Tornadoes Confirmed, Teams Checking Other (02/14)

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A storm system that swept across the state Tuesday night spawned tornadoes in at least two counties.

According to National Weather Service meteorologists in Birmingham, the twisters touched down in Bibb and Autauga counties.

Survey teams determined that both tornadoes were F-One's -- meaning
winds were clocked between 85 to 95 miles per hour.

The first twister was spotted shortly after 6 pm southwest of Brierfield - along Highway 25 - in Bibb County where it damaged homes and destroyed a large metal barn. Dozens of trees also were snapped.

In Autauga County, a tornado touched down west of Autaugaville. Forecasters said most of the damage was limited to trees and some minor structural damage to a carport and storage shed.

Ground and aerial teams from the weather service also will visit Tuscaloosa, Hale, Perry, Dallas and Montgomery counties to determine the cause of storm-related damage in those areas.

Meanwhile, hail, ranging from penny to baseball size, fell in dozens of counties as the massive storm system plowed it way from west Alabama to the Georgia line.

The best news of all - no one was hurt.

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