Fatality rate climbs in Ala. from Friday storms

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The death toll in Alabama due to Friday and Saturday's severe weather is climbing. WSFA 12 News has confirmed three fatalities in Autauga County after an apparent tornado touched down around 11:00pm. There are numerous injuries in the 2200 block of County Road 59 area.

Chief Joe Sedinger with the Autauga County Sheriff's Department says it looks like the area took a direct hit.

Sedinger said there are 3 known fatalities and 7 known injuries, including 1 fireman. There are also numerous houses damaged, as was Boone's Chapel Baptist Church in the Posey's Crossroads Community. "We think we have everyone accounted for, but we are not real sure," Sedinger said.

The National Weather Service is also reporting one death in Marengo County, with at least four injuries. "An apparent tornado struck Bellington Circle approximately 6 miles south of Linden..."

In Washington County there are at least 3 confirmed fatalities.

There are numerous injuries being reported across the state, and at least 94 reports of tornadoes are recorded for the system dating back 24 hours.

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