Tornadoes, severe weather strike Alabama; 1 killed

Officials say tornadoes have touched down in six Alabama counties, killing one person and causing multiple injuries.

The severe weather was part of a system that has already slammed the South and killed nine people in Oklahoma and Arkansas.

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley said Friday night that one person was killed in Marengo County in the west-central part of the state. No further details on the death or the injuries were immediately released.

The storms began late Thursday in Oklahoma, then pushed into Arkansas. By late Friday, tornadoes had also been reported in Mississippi and strong winds knocked down trees in Georgia.

In Alabama, the governor declared a state of emergency for all counties. In Mississippi, a state of emergency was declared for 14 counties.