Severe Storms Leave Widespread Damage, Thousands Without Power And One Reported Death In Southeast
Severe weather ravaged the Southeast on Monday night, leaving behind widespread damage, thousands without power and at least one reported death.
The line of storms blew through Alabama first, spawning at least one confirmed tornado that slammed Jacksonville State University and the area around it.
Alabama state troopers said the damage in Jacksonville left the city looking like a “war zone” as strong winds downed trees and damaged buildings — including Jacksonville States arena. The National Weather Service confirmed a “damaging and possibly large tornado near Jacksonville and Calhoun counties and was moving east.”