Severe storms hit Alabama on Monday night, causing major damage and leaving debris that trapped several people as winds shredded buildings and cut off power lines.
Tornadoes swirled and hail pelted the region, slamming northern Alabama and bringing strong winds and stormy weather to parts of Tennessee, Georgia, and South Carolina.
"There has been significant damage tonight in parts of Alabama," Gov. Kay Ivey (R) said in a statement. That damage caused at least one person to be injured in Jacksonville, a city northeast of Montgomery, CNN reports, where winds tore apart homes and roofs. Fire department crews were deployed to search for people trapped by debris, and several areas implemented curfews to keep people sheltered until the worst of the storms had passed.
Baseball-sized hail came down in some parts of Alabama, causing significant damage to cars and buildings:
— Suzanne Newman King (@suzanne_RD) March 20, 2018