Overnight storms bring damage to parts of US South


HAZEL GREEN, Ala. — A line of extreme storms broken properties, knocked out energy and downed bushes in parts of the southern United States late Saturday into Sunday morning.

Authorities closed roads in Hazel Green, Alabama, after energy traces got here down and houses suffered damage. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office shared images on-line together with one of a snapped energy pole.

The climate additionally brought about damage to companies in Hazel Green, together with a Walmart, native information retailers reported. The neighborhood is positioned about 15 miles (24 kilometers) north of Huntsville.

Huntsville Utilities stated service has been restored to parts of Hazel Green, however work continues with a number of downed energy poles within the space.

The identical system introduced down bushes within the close by city of Triana, roughly 20 miles (32 kilometers) southwest of Huntsville. Mayor Mary Caudle instructed WAFF-TV that about 280 residents took cowl in a storm shelter Saturday night time.

Madison, Morgan Cullman, Marshall, Jackson, DeKalb, Limestone, Franklin and Lawrence counties stay beneath a twister watch till 2 a.m. The National Weather Service issued a winter climate advisory for north and parts of north-central Alabama, in impact from 6 p.m. by way of 3 a.m. Monday. Temperatures are anticipated to plummet as a chilly entrance strikes by way of.

The storms adopted a system earlier Saturday which introduced flooding to parts of Kentucky. Gov. Andy Beshear stated Sunday that 4 tornadoes had been confirmed. No accidents had been reported. The strongest was an EF-2 twister that brought about vital damage in Hopkinsville on Saturday with estimated peak winds of 115 mph (185 kph), the National Weather Service stated.

Temperatures dipped Sunday after the extreme climate rolled by way of, and winter storm warnings had been posted from northern Alabama to southern New Jersey with up to 7 inches (17.8 centimeters) of snow attainable in some areas. Freeze warnings had been posted from southern Texas to Mississippi.

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