North Alabama tornado causes injuries, damage

ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Officials are working to assess damages after a late-night tornado touched down in downtown Albertville in Marshall County and Geraldine in DeKalb County.

Sahra Lyons of the Marshall County Emergency Management Agency said Sunday that 33 people were injured but none of the injuries were believed to be serious. No fatalities have been reported.

The National Weather Service said the tornado caused widespread damage after it hit Saturday night.

The Huntsville Times reports much of Albertville is without power, and Albertville City Schools will be closed on Monday.

Krissy Scotten, a meteorologist with the weather service in Huntsville, said a tornado touched down on U.S. 431 in Albertville at 10:25 p.m. It downed hundreds of trees and power lines and caused major damage to the Albertville High School football stadium.

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