Multiple people injured in Gadsden during severe storms, recovery centers open

Recovery centers open in Gadsden after severe weather
Published: Aug. 3, 2023 at 10:00 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 4, 2023 at 6:17 PM CDT
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GADSDEN, Ala. (WBRC) - WBRC is told that 10 people were injured and four individuals were taken to a local hospital Thursday afternoon after severe storms rolled through east Alabama.

The Megan Kelly Dream Center (Breakaway Ministries) at 600 Black Creek Road in Alabama City is now open as a recovery center for people without power.

The Carver Community Center is open as usual. It’s not a disaster recovery center like Mitchell Community Center, but there is power and public access if needed.

Officials say two buses are available for anyone who needs transportation to the disaster resource center at the Mitchell Community Center. The phone number for transportation is 256-543-3278.

Noccalula Falls storm damage
Noccalula Falls storm damage(WBRC (Reggie Kyle))

Gadsden Mayor Craig Ford says the storm caused significant damage in the Noccalula Falls area, especially near Tabor Road, bringing down multiple trees and power lines.

As of Thursday evening, Mayor Ford has asked residents to to only use the areas of Tabor Road, Fairview Road, and Lay Springs if necessary.

Noccalula Falls storm damage
Noccalula Falls storm damage(WBRC (Reggie Kyle))

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