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Storms Hits Southern Alabama

November 6, 2002

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ABBEVILLE, Ala. (AP) _ Violent storms rolled through southern Alabama Tuesday, killing at least one person and injuring nine.

High wind damaged a high school and storefront in Abbeville, about 80 miles southeast of Montgomery, and temporarily left the Henry County Courthouse without power, authorities said.

Coroner Derek Wright said rescue workers found a body in the debris from one building, although it was unclear which one. The victim was not immediately identified.

Spokesman Mark Stewart said nine people were being treated at the Southeastern Alabama Medical Center. ``All of them are alert,″ he said.

At the Henry County Courthouse, where election workers were tallying votes, work was briefly interrupted until generators could be turned on to provide light.

In Daphne, police said a sea wall collapsed at a condominium complex and a roof was blown off a convenience store.

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