Schadle could not immediately confirm the cause of the roof's collapse, but he said the National Weather Service informed officials of a tornado warning at 7:45 p.m. CT. The roof collapsed 10 minutes later, he said.
More than 450,000 homes and businesses were in the dark early Saturday across Indiana, Illinois, Arkansas, and Tennessee, with about one-third of the outages reported in Indiana, according to tracking website PowerOutage.us.
In the wake of the latest mass shooting in the United States this time at a primary school in Nashville, Tennessee protesters have taken to the state capital to demand gun control action from legislators.
The attack on the 73-year-old man is the second incident in Birmingham where Muslim worshippers have been targeted. Last week a pensioner was set alight in the Edgbaston area of the city but police have not linked the incidents.