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The National Weather Service has now confirmed six tornadoes touched down during Sunday's severe weather outbreak, including four in Alabama.

Reports indicate three people were injured in Foley, Alabama when an EF-0 tornado struck the Anchors Aweigh RV park at around 3:25 p.m. Five RVs were overturned, and three people were briefly trapped inside the RVs and injured. The storm also caused damage to a nearby convenience store and a Lowe's hardware store.

Another EF-0 tornado struck near Elberta, Ala., causing minor damage to trees and a few homes.

The National Weather Service has confirmed at least four tornadoes struck the Gulf Coast yesterday, including at least two in Alabama.

Forecasters confirmed a pair of EF-0 tornadoes struck Baldwin County yesterday afternoon. Baldwin County Sheriff Hoss Mack tells WALA-TV that five people were injured, and one of the five was in serious condition as of yesterday evening.

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Today is the last day of the 2016 legislative session, and the last chance for lawmakers to decide the fate of Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley's $800 million prison construction proposal.

A conference committee will meet later today to try and reconcile differences between the House and Senate versions of the bill.

Bentley is seeking to borrow $800 million to build three new prisons for men — housing up to 4,000 inmates each — and one new women's prison. Most existing state prison facilities would close.

Many of Alabama’s senior citizens that qualify for food and medical assistance don’t receive those benefits because they haven’t signed up for the program.

The city of Foley is partnering with the South Alabama Regional Planning Commission Area Agency to help those seniors find out if they’re eligible for assistance and to enroll in benefit programs.

The Boom of Baldwin County

Jun 1, 2015

Residents of Baldwin County got some news from the U.S. Census Bureau which may, or may not, come as a surprise. The agency issues reports every ten years on how many people are living in the United States. The Bureau also ranks the fastest growing communities in the U.S., and Baldwin came in at number twelve. This outranks cities like Florida’s tourism mecca in Orlando, and even Raleigh, North Carolina. APR’s MacKenzie Bates reports this is leading to more than a few growing pains for the region.