HALE CO., Ala. (WBRC) - The National Weather Service says preliminary storm surveys show Chilton County was hit by an EF-2 tornado and Moundville saw damage from an EF-1 Wednesday afternoon.
The agency says winds peaked at 130 mph in Chilton County and 110 mph in Moundville.
Hale county EMA leaders issued this report:
- No injuries
- Several homes with the roofs off
- Trailer sitting on Hwy 69
Homes were destroyed and damaged along County Roads 24 and 37 in Chilton County. Debris was scattered in areas of Clanton and Thorsby.
WBRC FOX6 News reporter Kelvin Reynolds saw a lot of damage on Old Greensboro Road in Moundville.
Homeowner Ryan Lavender said he got the alert the tornado was coming so he got in his closet to take shelter. He said he heard a low-pitched rumble, the house shook and then it was over in about two to three minutes.
When Lavender left the closet his roof was gone. He said the only part of the house with the roof intact was the closet he was staying in. He said he feels blessed.
His parents, who live behind him came to check on him. They are all safe.
Lavender said he used to not worry about storms, that changed on Wednesday. “After today it’s definitely something to worry about.”
Several viewers got pictures and videos of the storm as it moved through.