Storms topple trees, prompt tornado warnings Storms topple trees, prompt tornado warnings Advocate story Jan. 12, 2014 Comments BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A line of powerful storms flooded creeks, knocked down trees and prompted tornado watches in parts of Alabama. A tornado watch Saturday morning covered Russell County in east central Alabama and Barbour and Pike counties in southeastern Alabama. The watch included the cities of Eufaula, Phenix City and Troy. There were reports of trees down in several Alabama counties after the storms rolled across Alabama in the early morning hours on Saturday. In Autauga County, the emergency manager reported trees blocking roads in multiple locations. In Calhoun County, a road was impassable when a creek spilled out of its banks. National Weather Service meteorologist Jennifer McNatt said there were no immediate reports of any tornado touchdowns in the region.