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      NWS confirms EF-1 tornado hit North Birmingham neighborhood Monday morning

      The National Weather Service has{}confirmed an EF-1 tornado{}damaged several houses and businesses along Finley Avenue and 24th Avenue North early this morning.

      Severe weather toppled trees and damaged several houses and businesses{}around 4:45 am. A church on 24th Avenue North suffered severe damage as well.{}{}

      "The whole house caved in," recalled resident Diane Waters whose house suffered extensive roof damage. "It was raining all inside the house."

      Alabama Power{}worked to{}restore power in the area. Power was restored to the{}majority of customers by 3 pm Monday. Alabama Power said it{}cannot safely restore power to a few structures at this time.

      No injuries were reported.

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