Covington County cleaning up after damage from Friday morning storms

By Daniel Curtis - bio | email

Andalusia, Ala. (WSFA) - Covington County is cleaning up again Friday.

Early morning storms knocked over dozens of trees and damaged some homes in and around Andalusia; leaving residents hurrying to repair damage before round two.

To say the least it wasn't the alarm clock Steve Ballard was expecting.

"It was more than I wanted to wake up to," says Andalusia resident Steve Ballard.

Around 6 a.m. Ballard says he heard a loud noise then a crashing sound coming from his kitchen.

"It seemed like it lasted just twenty or thirty seconds, but it was a sight to see when you walk into your kitchen and see a pine tree through the roof," explained Ballard.

For the second day in a row strong storms rolled through Covington County causing damage.

Dozens of trees were knocked over, a few even landing on homes but with another day of severe weather left; Ballard doesn't want to see this again.

"I don't want to see no more of this, that's for sure, I don't wish this on anybody," says Ballard.

At his home he's just glad no one was injured and he says that's the most important thing.

The Covington County EMA says they Friday morning's damage is from strong winds.