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Tropical Storm Cindy: Tornado damages homes, barns in south Alabama


Around 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday night Alabama State Troopers captured video of a tornado touching down in the Covington, Alabama area. (Alabama Law Enforcement Agency) As Tropical Storm Cindy made landfall near the Texas and Louisiana border on Thursday ...


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By Prescotte Stokes III pstokes@al.com As Tropical Storm Cindy made landfall near the Texas and Louisiana border on Thursday morning, residents in south Alabama and the gulf coast are dealing with power outages and flooding issues. Alabama Power spokeswoman Elizabeth Weatherford Thomas has reported that about 1,000 people are without power in the Saraland area on Thursday morning. "Our crews are working to make repairs and restore power," said Weatherford. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is reporting that water over the roadway has resulted in the closing of a portion of the eastbound lanes of U.SHighway 90/98 (Mobile Bay Causeway), from the Bankhead Tunnel to Felix's Fish Camp. ALEA spokesman Kevin Cook said traffic is being re-routed at this time. "Eastbound traffic is being diverted onto I-10 at Bankhead," said Cook"Westbound traffic lanes remain open at this time." Just before 9:00 a.mofficials closed Dauphin Island Parkway north of the Dog River Bridge due to flooding. Update: 10:47 a.m. The Causeway, that runs through Mobile and Spanish Fort, is completely closed at both ends, according to Cook He also said Dauphin Island Parkway is closed completely at Dog River Bridge in Mobile County Around 7:00 p.mon Wednesday night Alabama State Troopers captured video of a tornado touching down in the Covington, Alabama area.  The Covington County Emergency Management Agency is reporting that three homes sustained minor damage, two barns were destroyed & several roads closed in the area on Thursday morning. Captured yesterday by an Alabama State Trooper in Covington Coaround 7 pmpic.twitter.com/ZBA3Qy6dci -- Ala Law Enforcement (@ALLAWENF) June 22, 2017 As of 8:20 a.mon Thursday the National Weather Service in Mobile reported that heavy rain bands were moving south to north with heavy rain bands. 820A Stationary band of hvy rain w individual cells moving south to north w flash fld warnings pic.twitter.com/ZdrGNRgq6e -- NWS Mobile (@NWSMobile) June 22, 2017 A flash flood warning that includes Waynesboro Mississippi, and Lisman, Alabama remains until 2:00 p.m.National Weather Service in Mobile  A flash flood warning that includes Waynesboro Mississippi,  and Lisman, Alabama remains until 2:00 p.m. View Comments /* */ About Us About Alabama Media Group Jobs at Alabama Media Group Advertise with us News In Education Frequently Asked Questions About AL.com Contact Us Online Store Already a Subscriber? Manage your subscription Delivery feedback Place a vacation hold Make a payment Customer Service Place an ad Get home delivery Promote your event in our calendar Send us an email Submit a news tip Buy newspaper front pages, poster and more AL.com Sections News Business Sports High School Sports Entertainment Living Travel Opinion Obituaries Jobs Autos Real Estate Apartment Rentals Classifieds Local Businesses Your Regional News Pages Anniston/Gadsden Birmingham Huntsville Mobile Montgomery Tuscaloosa Gulf Coast Beaches On the Go Mobile Apps | Tablet Apps More on AL.com Videos Photos Interact with us Weather Post a job Post a free classified ad Sell your car Sell/rent your home Site Map & search Sponsor Content Become a Member The Birmingham News The Huntsville Times Press-Register Free newsletters Follow Us Twitter | Facebook | Google+ | Pinterest | Instagram Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

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