Downed trees, power lines, and torn up roofs can be seen all across North Alabama after Saturday’s severe storms. WHNT News 19 had crews across the Tennessee Valley covering the storms and their aftermath.
The damage from Saturday's storms is substantial and can be seen easily at Brindlee Mountain Primary School.
The roof of the cafeteria and part of the classroom area was completely ripped from the building. Debris was strewn across the parking lot and even into the playground.
According to Marshall County Schools Superintendent Cindy Wigley, a fund has been set up at Citizens Bank and Trust for anyone wanting to donate to Brindlee Mountain Primary School. Citizens Bank and Trust has eight locations across North Alabama. Donations can be made to the Brindlee Mountain Primary School Disaster Recovery Account.
A family in Madison is holding each other a little tighter after the storm sent a tree through their home on Pine Ridge Road. The family was able to narrowly escape the tree.
The family was taking video of the weather outside of their windows and all of a sudden they said they heard a weird sound. The tree crashed through the house inches away from the family.
Madison County also suffered major power outages. Huntsville Utilities said at the peak of the storm on Saturday, approximately 11,000 customers were without service. As of 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, crews had restored service to approximately 7,500 customers.
COLBERT COUNTY & LAUDERDALE COUNTY
Powerful storms moved into the Shoals Saturday morning, hours earlier than expected.
The storm damage in the Shoals pales in comparison to the damage to the east, but there are areas of Colbert County and Lauderdale County that will require some clean-up.
The winds did much more than just knock down trees on Saturday, they also left many people without power for quite a long time.
Approximately 4,200 customers in Decatur were without power. One area hit particularly hard was Beltline Road on Highway 67.