National Weather Service: Seven tornadoes touched down Wednesday night

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CENTRAL ALABAMA - Crews with the National Weather Service Office in Birmingham surveyed areas in central and south Alabama hit by severe storms last night.

Survey teams confirmed a total of seven tornadoes late Wednesday night in Barbour, Lee, Bullock and Montgomery Counties.  See the full storm survey here: NWS Birmingham.

Six of the tornadoes rated as EF-0 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale (winds 65-85 MPH); the most significant was an EF-2 with winds of 120 miles per hour in the Midway Community in Bullock County.

Storms moved through just after 11 p.m. on Wednesday.

Other storm reports indicated wind and hail damage along Interstate 20 through sections of Clay County and Ashland.

The lone report in north Alabama was out of Sheffield.  Wind is blamed for peeling back the metal roof of a vacant building on Raleigh Avenue between 3rd and 4th Streets.  A few bricks from the building also came loose.

The storm report shows that damage was due to a non-thunderstorm event.   Crews blocked off the street just to keep drivers safe.

Lightning was intense as well; this damage to a home under construction occurred in DeKalb County near Henagar.

Lightning damage in Henagar, Ala. from Nickie Manning Wheeler
Lightning damage in Henagar, Ala. from Nickie Manning Wheeler

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