Tornado touches down in Birmingham, Al.

WIAT 42 News Reported Stephon Dingle was the first to arrive on Jefferson Avenue in Birmingham to speak to those impacted by a possible tornado.

Christmas Day has been a very active one in Central Alabama.

First, heavy rainfall produced flash flooding in our northern counties, and there is still a flooding threat through the evening, as heavy rain continues.

Then, the first Tornado Warning was issued for Tuscaloosa County around 3:45. We even received several pictures of the funnel cloud that was spotted. Sporadic damage was reported around the Mercedes Plant.

The storm then weakened, but fired back up again as it reached Jefferson County. The Midfield/Fairfield areas were hit hard first. Then, the supposed tornado moved over Birmingham. Extensive damage was reported on Jefferson Avenue SW, where an entire city block sustained major damage.

Right now, the severe weather threat looks to be subsiding


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