MADISON COUNTY, Ala. - The Madison County Emergency Management Agency set up a staging area Tuesday night at Madison County High School for anyone who needed shelter.
Many in the area lost power, and also had damage to their homes. The National Weather Service said preliminary surveys show an EF-2 tornado hit the area.
If you have storm damage, you can report it to the EMA at the school. People in the Maysville, Central, Ryland areas can go to Madison County High School to shelter and they'll assess in the morning if something else needs to be done.
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Don Webster, Chief Operating Officer of HEMSI, said no injuries were reported in NE Madison County as of midnight. County volunteer fire departments, the Madison County Sheriff's Office and HEMSI were out going door to door in areas where there was damage.
He said Central Estates and other isolated subdivisions were affected with outages, and WHNT News 19 found multiple outages along Ryland Pike and Dug Hill Road. Crews are working on clearing roads and restoring power.
Webster said HEMSI was monitoring patients who live in affected neighborhoods who have hospice care, etc, and trying to make sure they have the support they need while the power is out.
Much of the home damage in the Central and Ryland areas of Madison County was minimal, but Webster said there were some homes with roofs torn off or peeled. WHNT News 19 also found a carport on the top of a roof.
Webster advises you not to call 911 right now unless it's a true emergency. Emergency officials also ask you to stay off the roads, and not go sight-seeing to look at the damage as crews do their work to make the downed power lines and other damaged areas safe.