(WHNT) – The Weather Authority Team has been tracking strong storms all day Friday. A large amount of damage has been reported across the Tennessee Valley.

Winds rose to 80 miles per hour, and trees and power poles are down across North Alabama. Thousands of outages have been reported.


Damage to fence caused by strong winds in Tuscumbia. (Photo: Tammy Baker)


News 19 viewer Carley Windsor sent us these photos from Sylvania, “At least the goats are happy…they’ve already figured out their fence is busted…” 


Highway 35 in Section is reopened but drivers are advised to use caution in the area as red lights on the highway are still out.



The City of Athens posted photos on its Twitter page of a tree snapped at Jefferson Street and Hobbs Street.


The Huntsville Police Department has listed several intersections that have been impacted by power outages. Each of the following needs to be treated as a four-way stop:

  • Pulaski Pike and Mastin Lake Road
  • Pulaski Pike and Oakwood Ave.
  • Oakwood Ave. and the Memorial Parkway
  • Oakwood Road and Johns Road
  • Madison Blvd. and County Line Road
  • Adventist Blvd. and Millennium Drive
  • Sparkman Drive and Bradford Drive
  • Sparkman Drive and Memorial Parkway
  • Governors Drive and Clinton Ave.
  • Bob Wallace at the I-565 Eastbound Exit
River Mill Rd. (Mt Carmel Subdivision) East Huntsville (Video: James Boyett)


The Hartselle Police Department reported a tree down in the middle of the road near Hartselle Jr. High School. They ask drivers to please avoid the area.

Tree Down on Sparkman Street near Hartselle Junior High School (Photo: Hartselle Police Department)

If you have photos of storm damage, please send them to photo@whnt.com.