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NWS releases full report on tornado damage in 4 south Alabama counties

Highway 223 in Banks area. (Source: Shana Hussey) Highway 223 in Banks area. (Source: Shana Hussey)

Residents across central and south Alabama are beginning cleanup efforts following the damaging storms that made their way across the state Thursday.

The NWS sent teams to survey damage in Montgomery, Lee, Pike and Barbour counties Friday. In many cases, surveyors will be simply assigning an intensity rating to tornadoes confirmed to have touched down.

Montgomery County EMA director Christina Thornton says there was a pathway of downed trees and power lines for about three-quarters of a mile in the Stowers Road area near the Montgomery-Bullock county line.

According to the National Weather Service, a survey confirmed an EF-1 tornado in the eastern part of Montgomery County near Matthews. Peak winds reached 105 mph.

In Barbour County, a survey crew confirmed EF-0 tornado damage in two areas of Clayton. The first tornado touched down around 4:17 p.m. near Midway Street and reached peak winds at 60 to 65 mph. The second touched down near Highway 239 just before 6 p.m. and reached peak winds at 80 to 85 mph. 

In Pike County, a tornado touched down near the Banks area. Survey teams say it was an EF-1 tornado with winds reaching 95 mph.

NWS officials say they are waiting on more details on possible damage in the Lee County area near the Russell County line. To read the full NWS report, click here

[MOBILE USERS: Click this link to view a slideshow of the damage]

The NWS asks if you witnessed or are aware of any storm damage due to high winds or tornadoes, please contact your local EMA office or use the hashtag #bmxwx on Twitter.

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