Verbena residents survey damage

VERBENA, AL (WSFA) - The path of destruction, hit the small Enterprise community in Chilton County without warning.

"The sirens did not go off until two minutes after the tornado had hit," Verbena resident Gale Moore said.

"Something was beaten on the house and I didn't realize it was a storm," Verbena resident Minnie Silas said.

It ripped through this storage unit, uprooted trees and even this house on County Road 49.

"It slid the whole house straight off the foundation, took the carport off and the back part of the roof off and just swung it around," Verbena resident John Flahive said.

Gale and Nell Moore had just retired in August and moved into their home on County Road 49. They were not at home at the time the storm hit.

"I've got total damage throughout the house with the exception of two closets and all of our clothes are in there and they're not wet," Gale Moore said.

The storm ripped through this house, peeling back the roof.  The family is trying to salvage what they can.

"It's devastating. You don't know where to go next," Nell Moore said.

Residents are just glad to be alive.

"Thank God we hadn't had any fatalities or any serious injuries that we know of," Chilton County Coroner Randy Yeargan said.

Now they're focused on the clean-up and life after the storm.

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