Small tornado confirmed in N.E. Alabama

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A preliminary storm survey assessment by the National Weather Service has confirmed that a small tornado touched down in rural DeKalb County on Saturday.

The EF1-rated twister brought winds of around 105 mph.

Meteorologists at the Huntsville office said numerous trees were snapped along DeKalb County Road 610 and Route 885, approximately 4
miles west of Valley Head. The tornado also downed trees and damaged a house on County Road 608.

Additional storm damage was found near Highway 11, south of Hammondville.

There were no injuries.

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