TENNESSEE VALLEY, Ala. (WHNT and AL.com) - Severe storms caused destruction in several north Alabama communities where homes and buildings were damaged, and numerous trees and utility poles snapped, a National Weather Service forecaster said.
Tuesday, a team from the National Weather Service surveyed damage by air, and confirmed a tornado hit the Kilpatrick area of DeKalb County. They were still working to determine the tornado's intensity.
The NWS team is also surveying damage in Marshall County.
Initial reports of damage in DeKalb County include the roof of Collinsville High School gym, the National Guard Armory, two mobile homes at Alabama Highway 68 and Highway 168, a barn, outbuildings at the county coliseum and numerous chicken houses, Shumway said.
In addition, numerous trees and power poles were snapped near Rainsville and several roads were closed this afternoon.
In Albertville in Marshall County, three commercial buildings sustained roof damage along U.S. Highway 431 and Rose Road, with the roof of one building blowing into the highway and blocking it, a worker with Marshall County Emergency Management Agency said.
In addition, numerous trees were down in Marshall County, blocking roads.
No damage to homes had been reported as of 5:30 p.m. today but the worker said, "I'm sure going to have some damage to roofs and things like that."