Christmas Day Storm Damage Assessments
ALABAMA (WHNT) – The Office of the Alabama Emergency Management Agency is conducting damage assessments and storm surveys after severe weather swept through the Southeast on Christmas Day.
They have received reports of various levels of damage in eleven counties. The National Weather Service recorded at least 34 tornadoes from the storm system that moved across the southern US, from Texas to Alabama. Six deaths have been reported.
According to AEMA, the counties reporting damage are as follows:
- Autauga County – House & tree struck by lightning, minor street flooding in Prattville
- Butler County -Trees and power lines down, roof was torn off of a mobile home, barn destroyed, one injury reported when tree fell on a house
- Choctaw County – Numerous trees & power lines down, several homes & structures damaged
- Clarke County – Several reports of damaged homes, trees and power lines damaged, multiple roads blocked
- Crenshaw County – One home damaged and one destroyed.
- Escambia County – Damage reported north of Atmore; roof blown off of small convenience store and tractor also overturned also other scattered reports of downed trees and power lines.
- Lowndes County -Power outage in most of Hayneville due to straight line winds.
- Marengo County -Two mobile homes destroyed and a number of site built homes damaged along Sunset Road just south of U.S. 80 East of Demopolis. A number of trees and power lines down
- Mobile County – There may be as many as 100 structures that have incurred some level of damage within the City Limits of Mobile. In the City of Prichard 20-25 homes suffered various levels of damage. Damaged buildings include the historic Trinity Episcopal Church on Dauphin Street, Little Flower Catholic Church and a Walgreens’ drug store on Government Street. Murphy High School was seriously damaged as well as several residences in the neighborhoods surrounding the school. Mobile Infirmary had damage to windows and ceiling tiles but remained in operation.
- Pike County -Several homes reported with damage, a large barn with heavy damage, vehicles damaged, and large trees snapped, power lines down. Brantley mobile home Park on Hwy 231 N in Troy has several homes damaged.
- Tuscaloosa County – possible lightning strike at an apartment complex