Wednesday night’s storms brought damaging winds to our area. Measured wind gusts on Wednesday topped out in the 50 mph range. This caused numerous trees and powerlines to come down across the area. There was one report outside of Petersville, in Lauderdale County of a roof blown off a church and damage done to a home.
Another report from Lauderdale County stated that one person was injured when a tree fell on a home outside of Rogersville.
The National Weather Service office in Huntsville surveyed the damage in Lauderdale County and found straight-line wind damage with winds of 85-90 mph occurred at CR6/Hwy20 and extended north of Cloverdale.
There were a total of 199 storm reports yesterday. Of those, there were 174 wind reports, 24 tornado reports, and one hail report.