Weather service assessing damage to determine if cause was high winds or tornado
The National Weather Service is deploying observation crews to assess whether damage left by this morning’s storms was caused by tornadoes or high winds.
“We have damage reports, but whether it’s high winds or a tornado, we aren’t sure yet,” forecaster Huntir Cramer said.
Winds reached 64 mph at Huntsville Airport around 8:40 this morning.
Structures, trees and power lines were damaged in the area, but no severe injuries or deaths have been reported.
LIMESTONE COUNTY: Trees and power lines down but no deaths or injuries reported
In Limestone County, power lines were down around Humphrey Road and Mooresville Road and about 4,300 Athens Utilities customers were without power, but no deaths or injuries were reported, according to the county Emergency Management Agency.
Trent Simon, Limestone County emergency management officer, said EMA has had many reports of trees down across roadways. He said there are reports of a tree down at Calhoun Community College and a nearby store has roof damage.
He said there is storm related damage affecting substations in the southeast portion of the county, south of U.S. 72.