(WHNT) — Strong winds and storms swept across the Tennessee Valley on Saturday and caused damage in several areas.
This weather system stretched across multiple states causing deadly tornadoes in Arkansas, Kentucky and Tennessee. Preliminary reports and radar data show that this may have been the country’s first-ever “Quad-state tornado.”
Here in the Tennessee Valley, several areas experienced wind damage to buildings and homes. Several thousand were without power, and many saw trees across roadways. Here are some photos submitted by viewers or city officials of the damage.
Several homes were damaged in the area of Augusta Street in Petersville. News 19 viewer, Leia Johnson submitted these photos after the storms passed.
Katie Heath lives in this mobile home in St. Florian with her two daughters when a tree came crashing through her bedroom wall early Saturday morning.
She was sitting inches away in her with her youngest daughter when it happened. Heath told News 19 she feels “incredibly lucky” to have walked away. She said there were several other dead trees and poles down all over the park.
News 19 viewer Sam Calhoun sent us this photo of the Church of the Living God in Elkmont that appeared to have some roof damage.
This video was taken as strong winds and storms entered Huntsville. News 19 viewer Kathryn Crowe submitted this video to us from Rural King off Memorial Parkway.
News 19’s Kelley Smith took this video outside of the newsroom’s backdoor during this same system.
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