BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Strong storms are pounding Alabama in the state's worst bout of severe weather since the April outbreak that killed about 250 people statewide.
An apparent tornado damaged at least four homes and injured several people in Sumter County, and more damage is being reported in Marengo County.
High winds also knocked down trees in Madison County near Huntsville. Much of the state is under tornado watches or warnings.
Authorities say a weather warning system failed near Tuscaloosa as the storms passed, but no serious injuries or deaths are being reported anywhere in the state.
Forecasters say a strong cold front is to blame for the bad weather, but the system isn't as strong as the one that caused scores of deaths and miles of destruction in the spring.
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