Update: Tuesday, 12 a.m. EDT — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said in a statement: “There has been significant damage tonight in parts of Alabama. We are sending state resources to those affected areas, especially to Jacksonville and Calhoun County. We will continue to monitor and respond to needs in other areas as needed.”
Pictures on social media showed extensive damage to the Jacksonville State University campus as well as the city prison. The Dollar General store in the city was also destroyed.
The university released the following statement: “Our campus and our community were hit this evening by severe storms. It has only just become safe for university police to come out of shelter and they are out assessing the damage and going dorm to dorm checking on residents.”
Update: 11:15 p.m. EDT — Athletic Director at Jacksonville State University Greg Seitz tweeted confirming Jacksonville’s Coliseum has indeed incurred extensive damages due to the tornado.
“My bestfriend is stuck at the Reservse [sic] in Jacksonville right now. Other tenants came to her apartment because theirs was flooding. At her apartment water started coming under the door and out of light sockets,” a Twitter user wrote.
“My brother lives in the Reserve apts near the coliseum at JSU and says after coming out of the innermost room, most of their apt is gone,” tweeted another.
Another social media user snapped a picture of a Dollar…