American Red Cross Responds to Alabama tornado devastation | NewsNOW from FOX

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At least one person has died after a tornado ripped through Alabama on Monday night, collapsing buildings and trapping people inside their homes.

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Birmingham, Ala., said the severe storm impacted the Fultondale area of Jefferson Co, causing "significant damage."

"We will inspect the damage to determine the strength of the tornado," the NWS wrote on Twitter.

Fultondale Police Chief D.P. Smith said a young man was killed when he was trapped in the basement of his home, according to AL.com.

"The family had taken shelter in the basement but it appears a tree fell on the home and caused the house to collapse," the paper reported.

Videos and pictures on social media captured some of the devastation.

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