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National Weather Service confirms three tornadoes in North Alabama

Officials confirmed three tornadoes in North Alabama.

Posted: Dec 17, 2019 1:12 PM
Updated: Dec 17, 2019 3:28 PM

The National Weather Service in Huntsville confirms three tornadoes in North Alabama on Monday.

According to preliminary information from survey teams, there was a tornado in Madison County, one in Colbert County and one in Lawrence County. 

The agency confirmed EF-1 damage in the Monrovia area of Madison County. An EF-2 tornado is confirmed in the Colbert Heights area of Colbert County. 

According to the National Weather Service, one of its survey teams confirmed at least EF-2 tornado damage in Lawrence County.

A couple was killed in the severe weather in the Town Creek area of Lawrence County. Lawrence County Coroner Scott Norwood identified them as Justin Chase Godsey and Kiesha Leann Cross Godsey. Their 7-year-old son is in critical condition in a Birmingham Hospital.

Lawrence County Sheriff Max Sanders said four people were hospitalized for their injuries, but several other people were injured and did not seek medical treatment. You can watch a conference he and Town Creek Police Chief Jerry Garret held Tuesday morning here.

In Madison County, we spoke to a homeowner cleaning up after a tornado hit his home on Running Brook Court. You can see that story here.

Cleanup efforts are also underway in Colbert County. WAAY 31 reporter Breken Terry is in the Colbert Heights area reporting on damage. You can watch video showing that damage here, here and here.

Stay up to date with our coverage here.

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