Tornado kills 3 in northern Alabama

Severe weather and tornadoes roared through northern Alabama overnight, killing three and destroying numerous buildings, including a 24-hour daycare, officials said.

Four children at the daycare in DeKalb County were reported to be in critical condition after a tornado tore through the facility.

Jackson County Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen said the three killed were all in a mobile home in Rosalie in northeast Alabama. Another person in the home was critically injured.

Harnen also said early Wednesday that there have been a number of other injuries and estimated that 16 to 20 structures in Jackson County have been destroyed.

National Weather Service meteorologist Lauren Nash says there have been multiple reports of possible tornadoes across several counties in northern Alabama and southern Tennessee.