Homes destroyed in Pelham; Mayor issues curfew

Homes destroyed in Pelham; Mayor issues curfew
Pelham storm damage (Source: Pelham Police Department)

PELHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Damage reports continue to come in following a violent, long trek tornado that passed through Shelby County Thursday afternoon.

According to Pelham officials, 60 homes sustained damage, 22 of those with major damage.

Pelham Mayor Gary Waters declared a curfew for the city Thursday night.

Waters said: The curfew will be in effect after a tornado damaged several areas of the city Thursday, 3/25/2021. The curfew begins at 10:00pm and ends at 6:00am each morning through Monday.

Anyone displaced or sustained tornado damage is encouraged to call 1-800-RED-CROSS for assistance. Additional community relief efforts will be announced as they are organized in the coming days. Approximately 30-50 homes / structures are damaged in our city. Please keep in mind, that is a very preliminary number. Crews are still in the field assessing damage. Please continue to stay away from the tornado damaged communities.

Read the full text of the resolution authorizing the curfew.

Police say they will conducting door to door searches in wake of the damage.

ORIGINAL: Pictures of property damage are coming in after a large tornado producing storm moved through Shelby County this afternoon.

Pelham storm damage
Pelham storm damage (Source: Pelham Police department)
Pelham storm damage
Pelham storm damage (Source: Pelham Police Department)

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