Damage, Flooding Throughout the State
Storms that moved through Alabama knocked trees on to dozens of homes and toppled power poles, leaving thousands without electricity and flooding in East Alabama. Forecasters issued flash flood warnings throughout the state. Rainfall totals above 1 inch were common, and much of northeast Alabama received more than 2 inches of rain. Alabama Power Company said as many as 14,000 customers were without power at the height of the storm, with the largest number - about 5,000 - around Birmingham. Crews are working to repair the damage. No serious injuries were reported in Alabama, but storms killed at least three in Louisiana and Mississippi.