According to officials, that tornado touched down in southwest Jefferson County around 5 p.m.
Emergency responders say some people were trapped inside homes along Jefferson Avenue Southwest.
Police in Birmingham say several people have been taken to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries.
There are reports of damage to homes and churches in Birmingham.
Emergency officials are also dealing with flooding in some counties across Alabama.
This story is developing, and we’ll bring you more updates as they become available.