GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - The National Weather Service says a small tornado is responsible for destroying farm buildings and causing other damage in northeast Alabama.
The weather service says a team found damage from an EF-1 tornado with winds estimated at 90 mph after storms moved through Blount County early Monday.
A barn and other rural buildings were damaged or destroyed, and one person was reported hurt.
The weather service team is checking other damage that occurred elsewhere, and storms are still moving across the region.
The strong storm moving across northeast Alabama knocked down power lines and caused scattered damage in a retail district.
Photos shared on social media showed plants and other items thrown around the parking lot of a Walmart store in Guntersville, Alabama, during Monday's storm. Nearby stores had to close because of power outages.
High winds left trees tilted sideways and utility lines drooped toward the ground. Farm buildings were damaged in rural Blount County, Alabama, where one person was reported injured.
The Storm Prediction Center says 26 million people were at a slight risk of severe storms in Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and the Carolinas.