“Significant damage has been reported. We will inspect the damage to determine the strength of the tornado,” NWS Birmingham said.
Earlier, the agency said on Twitter, “At 10:54 PM CST, a confirmed large and extremely dangerous tornado was located over Chalkville, or near Trussville, moving east at 50 mph.”
Scott said that the back half of Hilldale Baptist Church’s roof is missing and the city’s recreation center also suffered damage in the storm.
“Looks like we will have a long day ahead of us tomorrow,” Scott said. “Hopefully we can get everything covered up.”
“We don’t have any injuries to report right now so we’re definitely grateful for that,” the mayor added.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.