- Associated Press - Sunday, January 4, 2015

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - High wind and heavy rain late Saturday and Sunday morning led to toppled trees and flood advisories throughout several areas of Alabama.

The National Weather Service warned of high waves and rip currents along the Alabama coast and river flooding in several areas. Flood warnings were also issued near Huntsville, Tuscaloosa and several other areas.

At least one weather-related injury has been reported. Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Lt. Andy Norris told the Tuscaloosa News a child was struck in the head by a tree limb that crashed through a roof. The boy was taken to DCH Regional Medical Center. His condition is unclear.

A storm left a large path of damage in Crenshaw County but EMA Director Earl Thompson told WSFA-TV there were no reported injuries. Brantley farmer Edward Mitchell told WSFA that high wind destroyed five of his chicken houses, three of his barns and also caused damage to his roof. Dale County EMA Director Robert Marsh told the station that four houses in a rural area of the county were damaged and an unoccupied mobile home was destroyed.

Forecasters have said they’re also expecting an arctic air mass to move into the region later this week, raising the possibility of single digit wind chills and treacherous driving conditions.

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