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Video: Tornado hits downtown Mobile area (Updated)

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Image of tornado on the ground in Mobile on Christmas Day, December 25, 2012. (WALA) Image of tornado on the ground in Mobile on Christmas Day, December 25, 2012. (WALA)

Videos are popping up on YouTube of the tornado that blew through Mobile Tuesday evening. Below you can see the twister from a tall building as it knocks out transformers and causes considerable damage.

We'll update this post to add the latest footage of the storm.

As of 7 p.m., the EMA has no reports of fatalities. Alabama Power reported an estimated 19,000 customers without power in the area.

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Update:  Alabama Power now estimates that 23,000 customers are without power in the Mobile area and a total of 27,600 in the state.

In the first video below, you can see security camera footage of the tornado whipping around an area Walgreens, and customers retreating inside for cover.

 

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