Storms damage homes, topple trees in SW Alabama

Storm damage in southwest Alabama. (Source: WSFA)
Storm damage in southwest Alabama. (Source: WSFA)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Temperatures plummeted across Alabama after storms left minor flooding and scattered damage across the state.

Weather service reports show temperatures fell as much as 15 degrees from midnight until morning rush hour Monday. And forecasters say overnight lows could drop to the mid-20s as far south as the coast.

The cold blast followed a line of storms that toppled trees and power lines in south Alabama.

In Washington County, the emergency manager early Monday informed the National Weather Service that homes were damaged and campers overturned and some roads in the area were blocked.

Birmingham recorded about 3½ inches of rain Sunday and Monday, and even heavier rainfall totals were reported around the metro area.

Floodwaters covered some roads, and heavy rains were blamed for a small landslide in Hoover.

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