Monday, July 28, 2014

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State Confirms First Christmas Storm Death in Alabama
By Molly Clifton


 

The state has confirmed the first death in Alabama linked to the severe weather outbreak on Christmas. 

Emergency management officials say an 81-year-old man was injured when a tree fell on his home in Georgiana on Tuesday night. 

Officials say the man was freed from the wreckage and taken to a hospital. He died on Wednesday. 

The National Weather Service says at least four confirmed tornadoes hit south Alabama on Christmas day, and that number could still increase.

 Forecasters have determined that EF-2 twisters stuck midtown Mobile and Pike County. They say the Mobile storm was the strongest, with winds up to 137 mph. 

The weather service says a pair of EF-1 tornadoes struck Marengo County. 

In all, twisters left damage along a 32-mile path. Damage assessments are continuing.

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