Survey Team Confirm Tornadoes in Alabama

UNDATED, Ala. (AP) - Crews with the National Weather Service today are surveying the storm damage in Lamar, Tuscaloosa and Pickens counties. The severe weather rolled across the state yesterday afternoon and last night.

Crews in Tuscaloosa County confirmed the damage was caused by an EF3 tornado. That twister touched down in the Windham Springs and Wiley communities with estimated winds of 140 to 150 miles per hour. Five structures were demolished.

According to the Birmingham office, a survey team also confirmed an EF2 tornado touched down in Lamar County.

In Pickens counties, a tornado, rated EFI, caused extensive damage to several chicken houses, a barn and knocked down several power poles.

Scattered storm damage also was reported throughout the state.

Forecasters say a cold front is moving through the state today and no severe weather is expected over the weekend.

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

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