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Complete Storm Coverage: Damage Reports

(WTVM) -- Severe thunderstorms rolled through the Valley area late Friday evening bringing heavy rain, gusty winds, hail, and even structural damage. Here's an overview of the damage reports our news team has received.

Georgia/Alabama Power Outages

As of late this evening, Georgia Power estimates some 708 customers remained without power in Columbus. 14,000 Alabama Power customers were left in the dark, with 1,700 of those outages coming from Auburn, and 2,300 from the Phenix City/Valley area.

Newsleader 9 has recieved numerous reports of downed trees. Emergency crews in Woodland and Sandfort, Alabama are trying to clear the streets of downed trees.

Muscogee County, GA

In Columbus, heavy torrential downpours reportedly caused some flooding in Lake Bottom at 13th and Cherokee Street.

Russell County, AL

According to a Russell County Sheriffs deputy, at least four mobile homes were damaged at the Country Cottages mobile park on Sandfort Road. Two people reportedly suffered minor injuries. A mobile home in Seale, Alabama off Ridge Road sustained significant damage. An elderly woman reportedly suffered minor injuries and was hospitalized.

Chattahoochee County, GA

Johnny Floyd, the Chattahoochee County Emergency Director, says a possible funnel cloud was spotted at around 10:50 p.m. ET. There are several reports of structural damage and trees down in Cusseta, Georgia.

Lee County, AL

There have been sporadic reports of trees down and power outages but the county for the most part is clear of major damage. One exception is the Loachapoaka, AL area, where there have been reports of heavy structural damage. Volunteer firefighters are there now;  and, the EMA will be out to assess the situation Saturday morning. 

Tallapoosa County, AL

Damage is limited to hail in the Southeast. At least a dozen cars had their windows blown out from hail at Catherine's Market off highway 63, according to Tallapoosa EMA Director, Joe Paul Boone. Hail damage is also reported in the Reeltown area. There have been no reports of injuries. Roads are open and power has been restored.

Stay with WTVM.com for the very latest and be sure to join us for Newsleader 9 at 6 p.m for complete storm coverage. 

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