Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Storms do their share of damage across southwest Alabama

Uriah, Ala. -- A series of strong thunderstorms this afternoon damaged a number of areas in rural southwest Alabama, the National Weather Service said.
No one was reported injured in Tuesday’s storms.
One of the areas hit was southern Washington County and the communities of Vinegar Bend and Deer Park. The NWS said trees and power lines were downed there, and a tree was reported on a house.
It is the same area that was severely hit by a tornado April 15. Three people were killed in that storm. Fruitdale in Washington County also had trees knocked down Tuesday, the NWS said.
Another area that was hit again was Uriah, the southern Monroe County town that had several houses damaged Sunday by hard straight-line winds.
Yesterday's storms in Uriah downed more trees and power lines, the NWS said.
In Escambia County, a tree fell on a mobile home two miles south of Brewton, and the roof of radio station WEBJ in Brewton was heavily damaged by winds.
A flash flood warning was posted earlier in the evening for parts of Washington County when the weather service said that radar indicated that as much as six inches of rain could fall in the area.
There were no reports, however, of flooded creeks from the storm as it rolled through.
Another heavy storm Tuesday evening soaked the north Mobile County suburbs of Saraland, Satsuma and Creola, but no damage was reported despite a heavy amount of lightning.

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