Homes damaged after possible tornado event

Published 11:41 am Wednesday, November 27, 2019

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Several mobile homes were damaged Wednesday when strong winds – possibly from a tornado – were recorded just east of Brundidge.

A tornado warning was issued for Southeastern Pike County at approximately 9 a.m. Wednesday, and an area approximately one mile east of Brundidge on Alabama Highway 10 felt the impact of the winds.

“We had damage to five or six mobile homes,” said EMA Director Herb Reeves. “It was minimal to moderate damage, with the exception of one home that had the roof blown off and the windows blown out. There were also trees knocked down, but nothing across any roadways. Nobody was injured.”

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It was still too early to tell Wednesday afternoon whether a tornado actually touched down in the area or if the damage was caused by straightline winds. Officials from the National Weather service were still on their way to survey the damage on Wednesday afternoon.

Reeves said there was also some damage reported in Barbour County that will likely be investigated in correlation with the damage to the homes near Brundidge before a determination is made.

The Brundidge Fire Department, Brundidge Police Department, Hamilton Crossroads Fire Department and Pike County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the scene on Wednesday to ensure everybody was safe and accounted for.