FROM THE OFFICE OF THE ALABAMA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
Damage Assessments and Storm Surveys Underway; Nearly a Dozen Counties Reporting Damage
Clanton—The Alabama Emergency Management Agency has received reports of minor to major damage in nearly a dozen counties following the December 25th severe weather outbreak. Today Director Faulkner is assessing some of the hardest hit areas to determine the needs of the communities. The National Weather Service has also deployed their teams to determine the classification and/or the extent of the damage. The counties reporting damage are as follows:
- Autauga County - House & tree struck by lightning, minor street flooding in Prattville
- Butler County -Trees and power lines down, roof was torn off of a mobile home, barn destroyed, one injury reported when tree fell on a house
- Choctaw County - Numerous trees & power lines down, several homes & structures damaged
- Clarke County - Several reports of damaged homes, trees and power lines damaged, multiple roads blocked
- Crenshaw County - One home damaged and one destroyed.
- Escambia County – Damage reported north of Atmore; roof blown off of small convenience store and tractor also overturned also other scattered reports of downed trees and power lines.
- Lowndes County -Power outage in most of Hayneville due to straight line winds.
- Marengo County -Two mobile homes destroyed and a number of site built homes damaged along Sunset Road just south of U.S. 80 East of Demopolis. A number of trees and power lines down
- Mobile County – There may be as many as 100 structures that have incurred some level of damage within the City Limits of Mobile. In the City of Prichard 20-25 homes suffered various levels of damage. Damaged buildings include the historic Trinity Episcopal Church on Dauphin Street, Little Flower Catholic Church and a Walgreens' drug store on Government Street. Murphy High School was seriously damaged as well as several residences in the neighborhoods surrounding the school. Mobile Infirmary had damage to windows and ceiling tiles but remained in operation.
- Pike County -Several homes reported with damage, a large barn with heavy damage, vehicles damaged, and large trees snapped, power lines down. Brantley mobile home Park on Hwy 231 N in Troy has several homes damaged.
- Tuscaloosa County - possible lightning strike at an apartment complex
Storm damage in Pike County is evident at the Brantley Mobile Home Park near the Troy Airport. More on this developing story later on WTVY News 4 at 6pm.