PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama authorities now say at least 50
people were injured and about 200 homes and 40 business were
damaged by a tornado in the Prattville area Sunday.
Governor Bob Riley toured the area Monday and said he was
impressed by the community's response to the twister. Two people
were critically injured but have now been upgraded to serious
condition. Thousands of homes and businesses lost power.
The tornado was part of a system that swept across the Southeast
on Sunday, damaging homes elsewhere in Alabama and in parts of
Georgia and the Florida Panhandle.
There was similar weather early Monday. A tornado ripped apart a
house in Hookerton, North Carolina, slightly injuring three people.