Tornadoes Confirmed in Shelby County

Eight tornadoes were confirmed across Alabama, following Sunday morning's severe weather, authorities said. Two of the tornadoes touched down in Shelby County, said the National Weather Service, which sent storm survey teams around the state. One tornado -- rated an EF-0 -- touched down near Calera. The tornado, with winds of about 75 mph, stayed on the ground for nearly 3 miles, and was up to 125 yards wide. Significant roof damage was reported at one home. Property damage elsewhere was relatively minor, and some trees were uprooted, the weather service said. A second tornado touched down in Highland Lakes. Preliminary estimates determined that tornado was an EF-0, with 75 mph maximum wind speeds. The tornado was on the ground for nearly 6.5 miles, and was up to 600 yards wide, causing downed trees and roof damage. No injuries were reported in connection with either tornado.


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