Glencoe prepares for more possible severe weather

Glencoe storm victims prepare for more bad weather

GLENCOE, AL (WBRC) - Glencoe residents and city officials are preparing for more severe weather.

The Rabbittown Road area of Glencoe was hit by an EF-1 tornado Sunday morning. It damaged a total of 10 homes in Glencoe, Hokes Bluff and Tidmore Bend.

Glencoe Mayor Charles Gilchrist says his own home was in the path of that storm, so he’s especially concerned. He says he’s preparing to open the city’s storm shelter Thursday evening.

“We feel like our storm shelter’s going to be full, you know, tomorrow night. Last time after it hit Smith’s Station, we had more people out here than we’ve ever had before. We even had to open up the water department in city hall to get people in,” Gilchrist said.

Gilchrist says he's even moved some emergency vehicles to clear parking for people needing to use the shelter behind city hall.

Yesterday, Chris Darden of the National Weather Service acknowledged no tornado warning was issued because people watching the radar never saw anything to indicate a tornado had touched down.

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