One Dead After Tornado Hits in Alabama

Officials say one person is dead after a tornado tore through an Alabama city north of Birmingham, leaving the area significantly damaged.

A heavy storm system swept through the region early Tuesday morning, bringing tornado warnings to metro Atlanta from the west as well.

Fultondale Police Chief D.P. Smith told AL.com a young man trapped in the basement of his home was pronounced dead at the scene around 3 a.m. Tuesday. Smith says a tree fell onto the family’s home, causing it to collapse. Several other family members were critically injured and one escaped harm.

AP