December 10th, 2012
09:24 AM ET

Report: Possible tornado in Birmingham, Alabama

A possible tornado touched down in northern Birmingham, Alabama, early Monday morning, the National Weather Service said on its website.

There are reports of several houses damaged, including houses with roofs torn off, the web site said. Power lines were also down.

Phone calls by CNN to the Birmingham Department of Emergency Management were not immediately returned. There were no initial reports of injuries.

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soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. Rosa Birmingham, AL

    What?! I live in Birmingham. I work down town. I didn't see or hear anything, it is overcast and drizzzling, hardly any wind. How far north is this supposed to be? Huntsville?

    December 10, 2012 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  2. imagonner

    LOL no tordaner up here. hsvgal

    December 10, 2012 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  3. Peter Q Wolfe

    I'm in western bBirmingham and didn't hear anything about this happening! I know that it is raining but seriously this is crazy! Only rain here but I'm no where near northern Birmingham.

    December 10, 2012 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  4. snowboarder

    it seems a bit late in the season for tornados.

    December 10, 2012 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
    • locodios

      The weather has been sketchy this November and December. The temperatures this past weekend were hovering around the 70's most of the weekend.

      December 10, 2012 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Brad

      It IS late, but you can't rule anything out down south... or even up north. I live in N. IL, and we had a tornado in Nov. 2011 and one before that in January 2008 (rated an EF-3 even)

      December 11, 2012 at 4:56 am | Report abuse |
  5. Sean

    Slow news day much CNN?

    December 10, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  6. cm

    Cnn said it was a tornado, believe it OK

    December 10, 2012 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  7. Hernader

    Watch 'em. Them hernaders is dangerous.

    December 10, 2012 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  8. Waylon

    It's pretty bad here. When it lets up I'm goin over to the Piggly Wiggly to get some milk and bread.

    December 10, 2012 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  9. narutokaisen

    I don't live far from Birmingham. There's no tornado. Local meteorologists have consistently reported that it's just storms caused by the cold front moving into the area while temperatures remain relatively warm. Again, there is no tornado. The damage in Northern Birmingham was minor and caused by wind from this storm, not a tornado.

    December 10, 2012 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Orange County Lumber Truck

      It's okay.. it's been confirmed to be a hoax.

      December 10, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Uncle henry

    ".. better get under cover Sylvester. There's a storm a brewin', looks like a whopper.. poor little girl. Hope she gets home ok.."

    December 10, 2012 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Eno, Brian

    There wasn't a tornado. It's a lie. Or a prank.

    December 10, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Gator Mann

    Maybe they ment "What its like to be a Birmingham Alabama Tornado in America" No respect! Take my wind......please

    December 10, 2012 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |