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Lee County suffers significant storm damage

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SOURCE: Elizabeth White/WTVM SOURCE: Elizabeth White/WTVM
LEE CO., AL (WSFA) -

Smiths Station in Lee County saw significant damage in the first round of storms that hit the state Monday night and Tuesday morning. A Tornado Emergency was issued for the city during the storms.

Many trees and power lines in Lee County are reportedly down. Officials say several mobile homes on Lee County Road 765, off 169, are completely destroyed.

Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones also talked with Raycom News Network Reporter Elizabeth White about the emergency efforts in Salem.

There were 12 homes in the Baker Mobile Home Park that were hit hard during the storm. Some mobile homes were lifted up and thrown on top of other residences. A tornado is reported to have crossed over Highway 169.

Four homes were destroyed at the Johnson Estates, and there are some homes in the Haley Woods subdivision that were also damaged during the storm. Trees and power lines in the area have fallen down.

The Red Cross has responded to the area and has not yet completed its assessment. People who have been displaced by the storm can find the Red Cross at the Crawford Baptist Church on Highway 80 to seek help and shelter.

Sheriff Jones says the main focus right now is to make sure that there are not any residents stuck in buildings that may have been struck. The focus will then be to begin restoring roads and making sure the power companies can get in to get the power restored.

At this time there has been only minor injuries reported in Lee County.

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