Morning storm system causes damage across southwest Alabama

Published: Nov. 30, 2022 at 7:30 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 30, 2022 at 5:00 PM CST
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MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - An early morning line of severe weather has caused damage across southwest Alabama.

Reports coming into FOX10 News indicates extensive damage in Washington County. Among the damage reports there:

  • Damage to Fruitdale High School.
  • Damage to home along Sawmill Road northwest of Tibbie.
  • Trees down along Highway 17 in Tibbie.
  • Heavy damage to homes along Boyd Willie Parnell Road.
  • Trees down along Abb Road.
  • Trees and power lines down along Toomey Pond Road.
  • Heavy damage to homes along Leo Road in Tibbie.
  • U.S. Highway 45 closed both directions at mile post 9.8 due to tornado debris.

In Mobile County:

  • Oak tree limbs down near Graham and Moffett roads.
  • Tree down in roadway Pleasant Valley Road at Shady Brook Drive (east of Cottage Hill Road).
  • Low hanging limb Old Shell Road near Upham Street.

In midtown Mobile, a couple told FOX10 News they had just gotten out of bed during Wednesday morning’s storms when a tree crashed right on top of their bedroom.

It happened on Ellinor Street not far from Murphy High School.

They said one limb ripped through the living room ceiling and rain poured into both the living room and the bedroom.

The family had already been doing renovations, they said.

In Clarke County:

  • Trees and power lines down along Club Wiley Road.
  • Lightning struck a house in the Alma community, structure set on fire.

In Mississippi’s Greene County:

  • Damage to trees along Highway 57 to the south of Johnson Creek Baptist Church.

In Florida’s Escambia County:

  • 911 report of carport awning damaged.

In Florida’s Okaloosa County:

  • Multiple trees down on main street area of Crestview.
  • Wires down on Beal Parkway in Fort Walton.
  • Eglin Air Force Base confirms 46 knot wind gust.

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