JEMISON, Ala. (AP) — The National Weather Service attributes storm damage in central Alabama to a tornado.
The weather service said in a preliminary storm damage report that a weak tornado ripped through around 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) of the Jemison area for three minutes Wednesday morning. The tornado was classified as an EF-0, with top winds estimated at 80 mph (129 kph).
News outlets report photos Chilton County experienced a rash of tornado-induced downed trees. Jemison Mayor Eddie Reed says the Saint James Highland Bible Church flooded and sustained damage to its ceiling and roof, leaving congregants without a place to worship.
It’s unclear whether anyone was injured.
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The weather service says storm survey teams will head out to Autauga, Marengo, Hale and Sumter counties to look at storm damage on Thursday.