Possible tornado strikes Alabama, causes injuries


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – An emergency official says at least four people are injured after a possible tornado left a trail of damage southwest of Birmingham.

National Weather Service meteorologist Jason Holmes said the storm hit early Tuesday evening near Bessemer, about 15 miles southwest of Birmingham.

Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency director Jim Coker says firefighters responding to the area found four people injured. He says their conditions are unknown, but two were taken to a hospital.

Coker says some homes were damaged, but he’s unsure how severely. Trees and power lines were also toppled.

The possible twister touched down near Interstate 459 and tracked close to the Bent Brook Golf Club.

Holmes says the weather service will send a storm survey crew to determine if the damage was caused by a tornado.

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