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HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

County Commission offices in Limestone and Madison County have proclaimed a local state of emergency because of the extensive damage caused by tornadoes Friday.

In Limestone County, 15 homes have been destroyed. So far, 50 homes have sustained major damage and 50 homes have sustained minor damage.

Most of the damage in Athens was in the Lindsay Lane and East Strain Road area.

In Madison County, 25 homes were destroyed. 50 homes sustained major damage.

Citizens should stay out of those damaged areas on Yarbrough Road from Wall Triana to old Railroad Bed Road and on Burwell from Jeff to Yarbrough, according to District 4 Commissioner Dale Strong.

Four Madison County schools received minor damage with no injuries to students or faculty. Those schools all in northern Madison County are Sparkman High, Meridianville Middle, Lyn Fanning Elementary and Buckhorn High School.

According to Madison County District One Commissioner Roger Jones, two or three homes near Buckhorn no longer have roofs. In Meridianville near Jacob's Landing, several houses are open to the elements. The roof was blown off Posey's Restaurant.

There is other damage along Darwin Road, Walker Lane, Hubbert to Davis.

Chairman Mike Gillespie has issued an emergency proclamation. He has spoken with Governor Robert Bentley who has offered any and all help or assistance.

Limestone and Madison County Sheriff's Departments are asking people to stay out of storm damaged areas. Anyone who isn't a homeowner or emergency responder caught in these areas will be ticketed. Anyone caught looting will be charged with theft and prosecuted to the highest degree.

Five people were injured in Madison County. Three were transported to Huntsville Hospital, one to Madison Hospital and one to Crestwood.

Madison County has opened a shelter at good Shepherd United Methodist Church on Old Railroad Bed Road.

If you see storm damage where you are and can safely snap a picture, email photos to pix@waff.com.


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