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At least 6 tornadoes confirmed in state

March 16, 2019

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed at least six tornados hit Alabama on Thursday.

The National Weather Service in Birmingham on Saturday posted ongoing damage survey reports. The number of confirmed tornados could increase as survey crews finish reviewing suspected tornado damage.

The strongest confirmed tornado was an EF2 that hit Elmore County.

The tornado touched down near Lake Jordan. The survey found the tornado damaged at least 50 structures and downed power lines and trees. A few homes had roofs ripped away and collapsed walls.

Weaker tornadoes were also confirmed in Blount, Coosa and Autauga counties.