The Latest: Weather service assessing storm damage

The Latest: Weather service assessing storm damage
This photo provided by Johnny Tribble shows a damaged house after a tornado, Tribble said, passed the area in Ardmore, Ala., Monday, March 19, 2018. Severe storms that spawned tornadoes damaged homes and downed trees as they moved across the Southeast on Monday night. (Johnny Tribble via AP)
The Latest: Weather service assessing storm damage
Clouds and wind move through the Atlanta area, Monday, March 19, 2018. More than 29 million people, including millions in Atlanta, face a threat of severe storms that could bring large, damaging winds and strong tornadoes to the southeastern United States, forecasters said. (AP Photo/Alex Sanz)

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on storms and damage across the Southeast (all times local):

6:45 a.m.

The National Weather Service says crews are assessing storm damage across Alabama following a night of violent weather.

The weather service office in Birmingham tweets that two teams were out Tuesday morning surveying damage in eastern Alabama including Jacksonville. Homes, businesses and the campus of Jacksonville State University were hit there.

The weather service office in Huntsville has three teams out checking on damage. Possible tornadoes and large hail caused damage there.

Only a few injuries are being reported.

Forecasters say it's going to be a rough day for cleaning up. Highs are predicted in the lower 50s, and wind gusts as strong as 30 mph are likely, along with rain. Dense fog shrouded some areas at daybreak.

Alabama Power Co. says more than 9,000 homes and businesses are without electricity.

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