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State confirms first Christmas storm death in Ala

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GREENVILLE, AL (AP) -

The state has confirmed the first death in Alabama linked to the severe weather outbreak on Christmas.

Emergency management officials say an 81-year-old man was injured when a tree fell on his home in Georgiana on Tuesday night.

Officials say the man was freed from the wreckage and taken to a hospital. He died on Wednesday.

The National Weather Service says at least four confirmed tornadoes hit south Alabama on Christmas day, and that number could still increase.

Forecasters have determined that EF-2 twisters stuck midtown Mobile and Pike County. They say the Mobile storm was the strongest, with winds up to 137 mph.

The weather service says a pair of EF-1 tornadoes struck Marengo County.

In all, twisters left damage along a 32-mile path. Damage assessments are continuing.

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