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3 dead, 4 children in critical as tornadoes reported in Alabama

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ROSALIE, ALABAMA (WKOW) -- Authorities say at least three people were killed after severe weather tore through Alabama early Wednesday morning.

The National Weather Service says there were reports of multiple tornadoes in several towns, which will need to be confirmed. 

One reported tornado happened in the town of Rosalie, where a home was destroyed. That's where three people were found dead and another was discovered critically injured.

Authorities say up to 20 structures were destroyed in Jackson County. That included a Baptist Church, a convenience store, gas station and strip mall, according to the NWS and Jackson County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Rocky Harman. 

Another reported tornado happened near the town of Ider, says the NWS, ripping through a 24-hour daycare and leaving four children in critical condition. The daycare was destroyed.

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