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Storm damage reported near Alabama-Mississippi state line

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Minor damage is being reported as a line of strong storms move into Alabama.

Officials say trees and power lines are down near the Mississippi line in Pickens County, but no injuries are being reported.

The weather service began issuing a series of watches and warnings as storms moved into Alabama from the west on Thursday.

About 50 school systems in central and north Alabama dismissed classes early as a precaution, and dozens of private schools did the same thing. A few government offices and businesses also closed early.

Forecasters say the storms bring a risk of tornadoes, flooding and damaging winds, particularly in central Alabama.

The leading edge of storm began moving into Alabama's northwestern corner around lunchtime, and forecasters say severe weather is possible through nightfall.

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Video of storm damage near the Alabama-Mississippi state line. Courtesy of Donnie D. Hamric

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