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Gov. Bentley to visit north Alabama on Thursday to survey storm damage

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (Kristen Conner/WHNT News 19)

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (Kristen Conner/WHNT News 19)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – On Thursday, Governor Robert Bentley will visit three Alabama counties impacted by this week’s severe weather outbreak.

Fifteen counties have damage from severe thunderstorms and tornadoes that hit late Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.  Three people in one family died in Jackson County.  According to the Alabama Emergency Management Agency, 20 homes in Jackson County were destroyed and 46 others have moderate damage.  AEMA officials are still assessing damage in other areas of the state and mobilizing necessary resources to support those affected.

Governor Bentley will visit Ider beginning at 10 a.m. then Rosalie, and will then travel to Arley, in Winston County.

WHNT News 19 plans to cover the Governor’s visit to northeast Alabama.  We’ll bring you updates on Thursday.