Weekend storms leave one dead, cause damage and localized flooding across state

Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief chainsaw volunteers cut a fallen tree in Florence

Assessment is ongoing today (March 27) following weekend storms across Alabama that left one dead and caused extensive damage in several Alabama counties.

A Morgan County man died from injuries sustained when his trailer was overturned during the March 24–25 tornado event. Kenneth Cooper, 67, was thrown from the trailer and later died at an area hospital.

Residents of Florence, Hartselle, Hamilton and Bear Creek reported downed trees and power lines, power outages and roof and property damage.

A preliminary report from the National Weather Service in Huntsville says two tornadoes, one an EF-2 with peak winds of 115 mph and the other an EF-1 with peak winds of 94 mph, struck Morgan County just after midnight on March 25. An EF-2 tornado with peak winds of 120 mph touched down in Lauderdale County around 10:54 p.m. on March 24. Assessments will continue this week.

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This article was originally published at TheAlabamaBaptist.org.

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