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Eufaula tornado runs through neighborhood

Home damage after Eufaula tornado
Home damage after Eufaula tornado(WTVY News 4)
Published: Mar. 31, 2020 at 6:48 PM CDT
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A tornado touched down in Eufaula earlier this afternoon destroying over two dozen homes.

Nate Hudson was helping his former principal pack and move when a tornado touched down in Eufaula destroying over 20 homes in the Country Club of Alabama neighborhood.

"We sat down for a minute and we're getting a drink of water in the living room and the alerts came on and then we looked outside and it was like a funnel was coming out of the cloud,” Hudson said.

What felt like an instant actually lasted several minutes.

"It was over in like 30 seconds it seemed like, but it was about 4 or 5 minutes and then it stopped and got calm,” Hudson said.

Luckily for Nate, the home he was in was not in the tornado's path.

Bill Tucker was following the weather coverage on his television when the tornado hit his home.

"Well I was watching the weather channel and they said it was 2-3 minutes away and so I told my wife and in less than a minute it was on us and I on the floor under a coffee table and she was in the office and I think she got behind the counter,” Tucker said.

Tucker says he has never heard anything like the sound of a tornado before.

"It was just frightening to never hear anything like that before it was frightening,” Tucker said.

Tucker has lived in the same house for 30 years and, at 72-years-old, he is unsure what the future holds.

"I don't know if I want to rebuild. That's a long process and an aggravating process. So I guess I'll just see what happens with insurance and everything and see what's available. I want to stay here I love this neighborhood,” Tucker said.

Neighbors are coming together now more than ever to help one another during this difficult time.

"We got a great bunch of people out here. I've been out here for 30 years and I love it here. We've got the best neighbors ever. I love my neighbors. We've got great neighbors,” Tucker said.

28 homes total were damaged during the tornado.

Miraculously there were no fatalities or serious injuries.