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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 ...
By Prescotte Stokes III
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.
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