- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say thunderstorms have left trees and power lines down across Alabama and flooded several roads.

In western Alabama, the Lamar County emergency manager reported to the National Weather Service that 25 roads across the county were flooded late Tuesday night. Authorities said at least 10 roads were impassable in Lamar County, about 90 miles northwest of Birmingham.

Alabama Power said that at 4 a.m. Wednesday, it was aware of fewer than 1,900 outages statewide.

A main threat early Wednesday was flooding; forecasters said the storms could dump about 5 inches of rain in southeast Alabama.

In Mississippi, four people were killed by storms.

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