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Severe storms down trees, knock out power

High winds cause a tree to fall on this Pine Hills Drive home in Dothan.  Photo from April 23,...
High winds cause a tree to fall on this Pine Hills Drive home in Dothan. Photo from April 23, 2020.(WTVY News 4)
Published: Apr. 23, 2020 at 1:34 PM CDT
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For the second time in four days severe storms ripped southeast Alabama , toppling trees and causing widespread power outages.

Those storms also produced heavy rainfall, dropping five inches of rain in some places, with additional amounts anticipated before the storm systems exits late Thursday.

Several trees have fallen, some of them blocking roadways, and high winds toppled a travel trailer near the Geneva and Houston County line.

Posters to WTVY's Facebook page report some damage to homes and other structures. The hardest hit areas appear near the Florida state line.

A few thousand customers also lost electrical service and some roads are nearly impassable, especially in rural areas with drainage issues.

No deaths or injuries have been reported.

Thursday's storms follow several tornadoes that struck late Sunday, destroying or damaging dozens of homes and killing one person in Henry County.

Things will dry out after the current weather system passes, with no rain expected until at least the middle of next week.