Arts & Life
6:29 am
Sun December 22, 2013

Alabama hit with high winds, flooding, and power outages

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama may be buffeted by high winds from a storm system that could bring severe weather to the state. Forecasters say rains will continue through Sunday before moving into Georgia. Overnight news reports from around the State indicate flooding, power outages, and heavy winds and rain--but none of the tornadoes that were feared as the system approached. The National Weather Service issued advisories Saturday saying much of the state could receive winds gusting to 35 mph through Sunday afternoon. The National Weather Service says the Mobile and Pensacola areas should be on alert for flooding until Monday morning. Severe weather isn't that unusual in Alabama in December. APR reported "live" on Christmas night last year when two tornado caused damage in Mobile. Also, a December tornado killed 11 people in Tuscaloosa 13 years ago