Weather claims the life of Henry County resident

Trees are down all across Pike County including the campus of Troy University. (Ryan Kay/Twitter)
Trees are down all across Pike County including the campus of Troy University. (Ryan Kay/Twitter)(WTVY News 4)
Published: Apr. 20, 2020 at 1:47 AM CDT
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Weather has claimed the life of at least one person in Wiregrass.

61-year-old Jerry Oliver Williams Jr. is confirmed dead in Henry County on Henry County Road 26 and County Road 103. The Henry County Sheriff's Office and Henry County Coroner Derek Wright both responded to the hard hit area.

Additional reports of damage have been confirmed in the Thomas Mill Creek, Newville and Tumbleton communities. There are also wide-spread reports of power outages in each of these communities.

Damages has also been reported in Houston County and Dothan. There are reports of numerous trees and powerlines down in the Robindale Subdivision on Dothan's west side.

In Dale County there are reports of damage in Ozark, Skipperville and Echo. Most of the damage was a result of downed trees due to the high winds that moved through the area.


The Covington County EMA tells WSFA 12 News there is damage on the north side of Andalusia with trees down on houses. Of great concern is the County Road 70 area, or Antioch Road, where a possible tornado caused damage Sunday night. There is debris down through the county.

A home in Babbie, a town in Covington County, may have been hit by a possible tornado.

In Coffee County, there were reports of damage to homes, with the roof being blown off one residence along County Road 220 near Victoria.

The National Weather Service Office in Birmingham reports numerous trees and power lines down across portions of Pike County.

Video showed significant damage to Walt’s 24-Hour Gymnasium on Montgomery/South 3 Notch Street in Troy.

There are reports in east Pike County of large amounts of pea size hail falling with intense wind and rain on Pike/Barbour line.

We’ve checked with the Pike County EMA for additional details. They are currently assessing the situation and hope to provide more details soon.

The Opp Police Department is urging those who are not first responders to go home and stay off city streets where multiple power lines and trees are down, along with debris in the roadway.

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