At least three people were killed and many more were injured after powerful storms and tornadoes swept through Alabama last night.
The Jackson County coroner’s office has confirmed that three people are dead and several more are injured in the community of Rosalie, Alabama, north of Fort Payne. County officials say the three killed were victims of a possible tornado and were all in a mobile home.
In DeKalb County, a 24-hour daycare was completely destroyed near the town of Ider. Four children were injured and are in critical condition.
Dozens of structures are reported to be damaged or destroyed, and lots of trees and power lines were downed. As of 7:30 a.m., 2,400 of their customers were without power across the state, but that number is expected to rise as another line of storms makes its way across the state.
Tornado watches remain in effect in some parts of the state until 10 AM this morning as additional storms move throughout the region. Several school systems in Alabama have announced delays due to conditions and continuing threat of severe weather.