Storms Hit Lowndes, Henry and Dallas Counties

Outside of Coffee and Wilcox counties, Henry County was the hardest hit in Thursday's storms. WSFA 12 News has learned homes were either damaged or destroyed in three different areas -- the Otho Community, Bethlehem Community, and an area on County Road 7.

The damage left at least fifty people homeless. A shelter was set up at First United Methodist Church in Abbeville and a curfew was in effect until dawn Friday.

More damage was reported in Lowndes County, mainly along Highway 31 in Letohatchee and Sandy Ridge. The Lowndes County Emergency Management Agency says a tornado touched down in both communities.

Four people were hurt. Two of them were in their car when the tornado struck. The other two were injured by falling debris. All four were hospitalized Thursday night with non-life-threatening injuries.

Lowndes County officials also reported flash flooding Thursday night in the Mt. Willing area near Fort Deposit. They say the water was up to people's porches, but no evacuations were ordered.

Dallas County also saw damage Thursday. We're told one home was destroyed and a mobile home was overturned by the wind.

Reporter: Mark Bullock