WHNT News 19’s Al Whitaker raced through the worst of the storms to make it to the Big Nance Mobile Home Park, just below Wheeler Dam in Lawrence county, in time to see firefighters rescue several families from their damaged trailers.
“The house itself is okay, it just wiped the porch out,” said Glen Sharp as firefighters led he and his wife out of their trailer.
-Trees are blocking several streets in Athens, including Walnut Street, Sandra Lane, Elkton Street outside city limits, Hine Street south of Sanderfer Road.
-Piney Creek Road in Canebrakes flooded
-Power lines down at Newby Chapel and Glover Road.
-Several trees down throughout the county.
-7 Mile Post Road at Quinn is blocked because of a tree down.
-Sheriff Mike Blakely's windshield on his patrol car was hit by a tree limb. He was not hurt.
-1 or 2 auto accidents happened between 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. that may have been weather-related.