Several injured when possible tornado damages Alabama Walmart


Walmart Shopping Center damaged by storms in Troy

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TROY, Ala. (AP) — A possible tornado injured at least four people and damaged a Walmart shopping center in southeast Alabama.

Multiple media outlets report that a strong storm cell on Thursday night passed through Troy, about 50 miles southeast of Montgomery.

Troy Fire Department Chief Thomas Outlaw tells the Troy Messenger that initial reports indicated no serious injuries.

Walmart customers and employees say that the store's roof partially collapsed, sending shoppers scurrying for shelter. A nearby sports outlet store sustained moderate damage too. An 18-wheeler was also overturned during the storm.

Troy Mayor Jason Reeves says the community is fortunate that no one appears to have been seriously injured.

The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for Pike County around 10:45 p.m. after radar indicated rotation in the thunderstorm.

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