A firefighter surveys damage at Brantley Mobile Home Park, where a storm upended mobile homes late Tuesday. The Messenger/Thomas Graning

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Storm upends mobile homes (photos, video)

Published 12:24am Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Curtis James said he was in bed, watching television around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday when he heard a big gust of wind.

He pulled the pillows over his head and seconds later a tree crashed into his mobile home at Brantley Mobile Home Park.

He was frightened, but not injured. “God was definitely watching over me,” he said, adding that he believes the tree fell on his mobile home because the home next to his was blown away.

Brantley Mobile Home Park on U.S. 231 took the brunt of an unconfirmed tornado that moved through Pike County late Christmas Day. Two residents were trapped in their mobile homes and were extracted by emergency personnel. Only minor injuries were reported.

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Pike County EMA officials reported trees and power lines down in several areas, including County Road 2214 near Goshen.

Power outages were reported throughout the county and emergency officials were working into the early morning hours to assess damage.

Troy Mayor Jason Reeves, on scene at Brantley Mobile Home Park, said he was relieved and thankful that the storm passed through without major injuries.

The reported tornado was the second in Pike County on a day filled with threats of severe weather.

A possible tornado touched down in south Pike County around 7 p.m.

Damage was reported in the Tennille community in the area of County Roads 4435 and 4427. Trees were downed and debris scattered, along with damage along fences and outbuildings. Traffic was also blocked on Tennille Road until after 8 p.m.

Glenn Adkins, Brundidge Volunteer Fire Department chief, reported damage at his property.

 

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