EMA: At least 40 structures damaged in Elmore County storms

Central AL cleaning up after damage from overnight storms

ELMORE COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - Elmore County EMA Director Keith Barnett says there are at least 40 structures in his county that suffered damage after storms rolled through Thursday night.

Barnett said the damage count is for businesses and residential properties, not barns and sheds.

The National Weather Service says a survey of the damage in Elmore County indicates an EF-2 tornado caused damage for six miles.

Barnett said there is damage in multiple areas, including Holtville, Slapout, Lake Jordan and Titus.

Kim’s Corner Mart at Highway 231 and Titus Road was heavily damaged and a cell tower fell down in the same area.

Cleanup underway after storm causes damage in Elmore County

While the storm caused heavy tree and structure damage and power outages, there have been no reports of injuries.

Timothy Hartley with the Titus Volunteer Fire Department said they have been assessing damage and making sure people are safe.

Barnett urged bystanders to stay out of the area and to allow first responders to do their jobs.

The NWS is also surveying possible tornado damage in Marengo, Perry, Dallas, Bibb, Chilton, Coosa, Autauga, St. Clair and Blount counties.

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