Reported tornadoes hit Alabama homes, prison

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Reported tornadoes destroyed several houses and hit a maximum security prison in northern Alabama as bad weather threatened more twisters across the region Friday, two days after a storm system killed 13 people in the Midwest and South.

Huntsville police spokesman Harry Hobbs said people have been injured in Madison County and were being taken to hospitals in the area. He did not know the extent of the injuries, or how many people were hurt.

Huntsville-Madison County Emergency Management Office says ambulances were responding to neighborhoods near Huntsville. Madison County emergency managers said several houses were "leveled" in one neighborhood in the Walker Lane area.

WAFF-TV aired video of crushed homes outside Huntsville.