UPDATE: NWS confirms EF-0 tornado in Lee Co., AL, 7 tornadoes to - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

UPDATE: NWS confirms EF-0 tornado in Lee Co., AL, 7 tornadoes total in AL

Storm damage from possible tornado in Lee County, AL. (Source: Irisha Jones WTVM) Storm damage from possible tornado in Lee County, AL. (Source: Irisha Jones WTVM)
Storm damage from possible tornado in Lee County, AL. (Source: Irisha Jones WTVM) Storm damage from possible tornado in Lee County, AL. (Source: Irisha Jones WTVM)
Storm damage from possible tornado in Lee County, AL. (Source: Irisha Jones WTVM) Storm damage from possible tornado in Lee County, AL. (Source: Irisha Jones WTVM)
LEE COUNTY, AL (WTVM) -

The National Weather Service confirmed that an EF-0 tornado caused damage in west Lee County, AL. 

The NWS survey team from Birmingham said damage located in Lee County, AL on U.S. 29 near Persimmon Drive, south of I-85, was caused by this tornado. The NWS also confirmed seven total tornadoes in central Alabama and three in Georgia, including an EF-2 in Calhoun County, GA on Thursday

Many residents are waking up Thursday morning with several down and uprooted trees in their yards and neighborhoods after severe thunderstorms and tornado warning were issued. A large portion of the damage is off of Highway 29 S in Lee County just south of Auburn.

WTVM crews were on scene early Thursday morning to see several trees split in half and debris scatter all over residents yards. One tree even fell on top of a trampoline. No injuries have been reported in Lee County.

Here are other areas in our region that saw damage.

  • Barbour County EMA confirms no damage has been reported so far, but there have been reports of hail.
     
  • Lee County EMA confirms many trees were uprooted for the first tornado warning. No structural damage or injuries have been reported yet. They are still assessing damage reports. 
     
  • Russell County EMA confirms power outages and few downed trees. No injuries or major structural damage have been reported.

If you see damage in your area, take a photo and email it to the WTVM newsroom at pix@wtvm.com to be featured in a slideshow and maybe on-air.

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