Thunderstorms, Tornado Strike Southeastern Alabama

Thunderstorms, Tornado Strike Southeastern Alabama
USACE, Roof torn off, house gutted (2011) U.S. Army Corps of Engineers / Flickr CC BY 2.0
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Following severe thunderstorms that damaged houses and buildings in the U.S. Southeast on Sunday was a tornado, which appeared around 9:30 a.m. in Henry County, Alabama.


Strong winds knocked down tress, and around 5,000 people were without power. In Madison, powerful and damaging winds blew with the speed of 56 mph, as reported, and in Huntsville, a large tree fell on a house. In Ohio, a woman died after a tree fell onto her car.

“There is a possibility of storms redeveloping this afternoon which could be strong and … there could be another area of storms after midnight that could be severe,” said Jason Davis, meteorologist from the National Weather Service.

The meteorological department forecasts more damage from severe storms and tornadoes. Railway tracks, tress, houses and buildings were damaged.

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According to Ricky Adams, spokesman for the Alabama Emergency Management Agency, the winds smashed houses, and many families sustained injury on Sunday morning. Most families of the small town of Leesburg, Alabama were affected.

The tornado in Alabama also damaged agricultural buildings at Pleasant Valley High School in Calhoun. Winds damaged power lines in Leon and Washington counties. There are also many reports of damages from various parts of Alabama, Georgia and Florida that are coming into forefront.