Possible tornado damages homes in Ladonia subdivision

Published: Apr. 28, 2017 at 3:26 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 28, 2017 at 7:29 AM EDT
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(Source: Chandler Morgan/WTVM)
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(Source: Chandler Morgan/WTVM)
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LADONIA, AL (WTVM) – Raging winds and tornado-like conditions severely hit a Ladonia subdivision during Thursday's severe weather.

It happened while Lee and Russell counties were under a tornado warning earlier Thursday.

With trees down in the Kennington subdivision and even trampolines on one homeowner's roof, folks are feeling incredibly lucky after Thursday's powerful winds and the severe weather didn't cause any injuries.

"This is just surreal to come home and see all of this damage," said Andy Drop, Kennington subdivision resident.

Drop says me when heard Lee and Russell counties were under a tornado warning he rushed to get home from work as fast as he could but by the time he got home the damage was already done.

"A couple shingles that were off and we actually had a piece of debris that's stuck in one of the facial boards of the house. It seems to be, it looks like the worst of it is here in my back yard," said Drop.

Drop says within the past few weeks their family had just completed an exterior remodeling of their home and backyard landscaping project

"We took down a bunch of trees and the ones we wanted to keep, mother nature decided to take them down for us anyways," Drop said.

Residents in the area say they are completely shocked the winds became so powerful they could uproot this perfectly healthy tree and knock it to the ground.

No one was injured when the tree fell but residents say now it's time to pick up the storm damage pieces.

But just across the street another home with severe damage as winds completely picking up a backyard trampoline and smashing it into the roof.

Just seconds later a tree crashing onto their home. Luckily no injuries reported in the neighborhood.

The National Weather Service has yet to confirm if a tornado touched down here in the area, but residents say it felt like one was close by.

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