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Fifth tornado confirmed by National Weather Service

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Five confirmed tornadoes touched down across North Alabama on Feb. 20. Five confirmed tornadoes touched down across North Alabama on Feb. 20.
NORTH ALABAMA (WAFF) -

The National Weather Service confirmed afifth tornado touched down during Thursday night's storms across North Alabama.

After further surveying the damage, the NWSsaid an EF-1 tornado went through Rogersville, with wind speeds reaching 100miles per hour.

The tornado spawned on Ramblewood Drive nearLamb Ferry Road just before 9 p.m. Thursday night. It uprooted trees andsnapped at least two utility poles. It also caused minor roof damage to somehomes.

InLimestone County, a pair of EF-1 tornadoes touched down in both the Coxeyand Cartwright communities. Those tornadoes snapped trees and power lines,putting about 3,000 people in the dark.

People in Fort Payne are also picking up thepieces following an EF-2 tornado which touched down at the JetPolymer plant, flipping three large tractor-trailers and damaging the roof.The tornado continued towards a neighborhood on Green Valley Circle, damagingseveral homes and sending two people to the hospital with minor injuries.

InLauderdale County, the cleanup is also underway where the NWS said an EF-1tornado touched down Thursday, downing trees and damaged several houses. Amother and her eight-year-old son were hurt in the storm.

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