Homes were torn apart in Selma Thursday when a large, destructive tornado plowed through the area around Alabama 22 near Craig Field Airport. Some roadways were blocked due to debris.
First responders were called to several areas in Selma with reports of damage, including structural and vehicles turned over. There were reports of people injured in Morgan County but no details have been released.
ABC 33/40 Meteorologist James Spann shared a video of the tornado. The video was taken by a man standing in the Walmart parking lot in Selma.
The twister continued its path, lifting then cycling back down in Autauga County. Power outages were reported in many areas.
Another view from the Selma tornado… video from Caleb LeGrone pic.twitter.com/KMKpTt9Hhy— James Spann (@spann) January 12, 2023
Spann said after causing destruction in Selma, the "significant size" tornado caused a large debris signature near Interstate 65 in Pine Level. The tornado was reported in Marbury, 12 miles northwest of Millbrook, and major structural damage was reported in that area. The National Weather Service will survey damaged areas to determine the tornado's size and strength.
Much of the state was at risk for severe weather Thursday as a cold front made its way over the state.
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