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Aftermath of powerful tornadoes that ripped through Alabama

Raw video: The storm’s powerful winds damaged homes, uprooted trees.

Severe weather plaguing the Southeast on Monday night, leaving behind widespread damage, thousands without power and at least one reported death.

The line of the storm blew through Alabama first, in which at least one confirmed tornado that hit Jacksonville State University and the area around it.

Alabama state troopers said the damage in Jacksonville to leave the city looks like a “war zone” as a strong wind downed trees and damaged buildings – including Jacksonville State the arena. The National Weather Service confirmed a “harmful and possible large tornado near Jacksonville and Calhoun county and was moving east.”

Severe weather plaguing the Southeast on Monday night, leaving behind widespread damage, thousands without power and at least one reported death.

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Alabama state troopers said the damage in Jacksonville to leave the city looks like a “war zone.”

(Ashley Graham)

Jacksonville State University Athletic Director Greg Seitz wrote in a tweet that there was significant damage to the campus, including the newly renovated Pete Mathews Coliseum.

“I can confirm that we have major roof damage at Pete Mathews Coliseum, but The bill is not completely destroyed,” Seitz said.

Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Andy Norris said in a tweet that troopers called Jacksonville a “war zone.” He said that the arena’s roof “major damage.”

Three other tornadoes were reported in the north of Alabama and confirmed by the National Weather Service in Huntsville.

Three other tornadoes were reported in the north of Alabama and confirmed by the National Weather Service in Huntsville.

(Ashley Graham)

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said in a statement there is “significant damage” in the state.

(Ashley Graham)

Alabama Emergency Management, said in a tweet that Cullman police and Cullman Sheriff’s Office received “major damage” to patrol cars. Cullman Area Rural Transportation, also had “major damage to almost all buses,” said the agency.

Alabama Power said around midnight that about 15,000 customers without power.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said in a statement there is “significant damage” in the state.

“There is significant damage tonight in parts of Alabama. We send resources from the state to the regions concerned, in particular, to Jacksonville and Calhoun County. We will continue to monitor and respond to the needs in other areas as needed,” she said.

The line of the storm blew through Alabama first, in which at least one confirmed tornado that hit Jacksonville State University and the area around it.

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The severe weather left at least one dead in Georgia and another seriously injured.

An off-duty Georgia state trooper was killed and his daughter was in the hospital when the storm tore through the state, Fox 5 Atlanta reported. The girl’s condition was not immediately known.

A trucker driver drive by Tallapoosa told the station that he had thought that he had ran out of the storm that was ravaging through Alabama. However, the driver got stuck between two downed trees, and told the station that he was a bit shaken up.

A Fulton County family had their trampoline threw their playhouse in their backyard, according to Fox 5 Atlanta.

At least 26,000 customers were without power early Tuesday, according to Georgia Power.

Nicole Darrah cover breaking and trending news for FoxNews.com. Follow her on Twitter @nicoledarrah.

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