Sunday Storms: NWS Huntsville confirms tornado damage in Tuscumbia; downed trees across north Alabama

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Several reports of damage came in with Sunday morning’s storms.  Most of the damage reported was downed trees, with the damage reported throughout Franklin and Colbert counties as well as Jackson, DeKalb, and Cullman Counties.

The National Weather Service reported Sunday that two tornadoes touched down in north Alabama: one in Franklin County and a second in Colbert County.

The worst of the damage was centered in Tuscumbia in Colbert County, with a garage door damaged and a camper flipped. The National Weather Service in Huntsville confirmed Sunday that a tornado caused the damage in the Aycock Heights neighborhood in Tuscumbia.

As the sun rose Sunday morning, Tuscumbia residents got a first look at the damage.

Edgar Burgess, Jr. told us his home in Aycock Heights is ok, but his storage unit in the backyard is damaged beyond repair.

“Well about 2:30 this morning I heard a racket, and my wife thought it was something scraping up against the side of the house. So she tells me to get up and go see what it was, and when I look out here with a flash light all of this,” he said.

Burgess’ neighbors were also impacted.

The Davis’s one block away lost part of their roof.

“We have insulation all off and we have an enclosed patio and it’s no longer enclosed.” Robert Davis said.

While dangerous April storms are typical, Davis said it was still rattling to experience.

“I couldn’t believe it, I just couldn’t believe it,” he said, “And every time we looked there was water coming from a different place.”

But it’s time to count blessings. Burgess said he is thankful it wasn’t worse.

“It’s just stuff that was stored in the building that sat on that concrete slab,” he said.

Trees Down, Flash Floods in North Alabama

Elsewhere across the Tennessee Valley, downed trees and heavy rains continued to impact the region.

Flash flooding is also being reported in Lawrence County.

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