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Strong storms roll across Alabama

(photo source Chris Athanasuleas) (photo source Chris Athanasuleas)

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Powerful thunderstorms rolled through Alabama on Monday, dumping heavy rain, hail, and causing damage in a few locations.

Severe thunderstorms triggered several weather warnings Monday afternoon in Alabama. By 4 p.m., thunderstorm wind damage had been reported in several locations, especially north and east of Gadsden. Emergency managers in the Cherokee County town of Leesburg reported a barn collapse around 2:30 p.m. with seven people possibly hurt.

Wind damage to trees was also reported in Etowah County north of Gadsden and in Fultondale in Jefferson County.

Several people also reported hail. Several pictures emailed to FOX6 News showed hail stones the size of golf balls in and around Birmingham.

The storms were part of a large storm system moving across the southeast and eastern United States on Monday. Storms with heavy rain, high winds and hail flooded homes and roads Monday and knocked out power in parts of the Midwest, where at least six people were injured and two tornadoes touched down in Indiana. Three homes in Kentucky were destroyed by a tornado.

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