Storms cause damage across south, east Alabama

Airport, fire station heavily damaged in Barbour County

BARBOUR COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - Damage reports are rolling in across east Alabama, after severe storms and tornadoes hit the area Sunday afternoon.

Barbour County

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has surveyed the damage in Barbour County and upgraded preliminary reports to indicate a EF-2 tornado may have caused the damage in northwest Eufaula. The damage is concentrated on County Road 79, south of U.S. Highway 82. The survey team will continue to look at damage near Weedon Field Airport Monday afternoon.

There is major structural damage on Gammage Road at Weedon Field and in the Lakeside Industrial Park. The right north bound lane of Eufaula Avenue is closed from the National Guard Armory to Lakepoint Industrial until further notice.

The Northside Fire Station by the airport was pretty much destroyed, according to Barbour County EMA Director David Logan.

No injuries were reported.

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Bullock County

The National Weather Service in Birmingham confirmed a brief EF-0 tornado hit southern Bullock County. Mainly tree damage was observed.

Butler County

Greenville Police Chief Justin Lovvorn said there were reports of damage to a few homes north of Greenville near Steiner Store Road in the Spring Hill Community.

A handful of homes were impacted by the storms, some with damage by splintered trees. Residents say they heard what sounded like a train as far as two miles away.

Storms cause damage in Butler County

Crenshaw County

The National Weather Service in Mobile has rated the tornado that hit Crenshaw County an EF-1, with estimated 90 mph peak wind speed and a path length of 2.66 miles. NWS says the tornado formed just west of Moseley Road, where it snapped and uprooted numerous trees.

One large tree fell on a mobile home. The tornado also damaged an outbuilding before moving into a heavily forested area. According to the Crenshaw County EMA Elliot Jones, there were no serious injuries or deaths.

One large tree fell on a mobile home. The tornado also damaged an outbuilding before moving into a heavily forested area.
One large tree fell on a mobile home. The tornado also damaged an outbuilding before moving into a heavily forested area. (Source: Crenshaw County EMA)
One large tree fell on a mobile home. The tornado also damaged an outbuilding before moving into a heavily forested area.
One large tree fell on a mobile home. The tornado also damaged an outbuilding before moving into a heavily forested area. (Source: Crenshaw County EMA)

Geneva County

The Fadette area near the city of Slocomb was most heavily impacted. Slocomb Fire and Rescue confirmed they responded to at least 16 calls about structural damage.

According to EMA Director Misty Wise, at least five homes were impacted - three possibly destroyed and two with roofs blown off. Highway 103 and County Road 91, a rural area, sustained damage. Wise said there is a lot of standing water and asked roads to be clear for emergency crews.

According to Sheriff Tony Helms, damage has been reported to homes and mobile homes in the Fadette area, with minor injuries.

Signs of damage from possible tornado in Geneva County

Macon County

According to the National Weather Service, an EF-2 tornado touched down south of Tuskegee and tracked into Lee County. The rating is based on significant tree damage along Highway 29 near Davisville.

According to Macon County School District officials, there were downed trees, power outages, downed power lines and impassable roads in parts of the county Sunday night. All Macon County Schools were closed Monday.

According to the EMA, two homes were destroyed. There were no major injuries.

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