Tornado, heavy rain devastates Birmingham, Alabama

A tornado struck Birmingham, Alabama, on Friday, causing some "signficiant damage" to the southwestern portion of town, a National Weather Service forecaster said.
National Weather Service meteorologist Jody Aaron said the twister was confirmed at about 5 p.m. local time, adding, "There does appear to be some significant damage." Further details were not immediately available.
Alabama has been hit with storms and heavy rain since Wednesday.
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