MOSCOW (Sputnik) – On Thursday, the governor declared a state of emergency for all Alabama counties amid flooding caused by excessive rain.
We will actively monitor the flooding, and are prepared to respond to any requests for assistance. #alwx— Gov. Robert Bentley (@GovernorBentley) December 25, 2015
According to the US National Weather Service, a tornado touched down in Alabama’s Jefferson Country on Friday afternoon, then moving on toward Birmingham.
ABC news said on Friday that at least one injury was reported in connection with the tornado and several structures were destroyed in Birmingham.
By issuing a SOE, I've directed state agencies to take necessary actions to be prepared to respond to the anticipated flooding across AL.— Gov. Robert Bentley (@GovernorBentley) December 25, 2015
There have been no reports of fatal casualties.
The Alabama tornado comes amid ongoing storms in southern United States. On Thursday, the US National Weather Service said that stormy weather in the region had killed at least seven people and injured dozens of others.