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Storm damages multiple homes in Sumter County

Published: Mar. 17, 2021 at 3:19 PM CDT
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YORK, Ala. (WTOK) - A possible tornado damaged several homes in Sumter County Wednesday afternoon.

Sumter County Sheriff Brian Harris said no injuries have been reported, but that at least seven homes were damaged near the Bluffport Community.

One man tells Newscenter 11 that he was about to leave for the Livingston storm shelter when trees started falling around his truck.

”There was a lot of wind and it just got dark, real dark,” Samuel Hatter explained. “There were so many leaves flying around. All we could see were the trees starting to fall. We thank the Lord and we are blessed to be here.”

On County Road 21, neighbors jumped into action to cover rooftops as soon as the storm left. Bluffport Fire Chief Roy Porter said once they repair the roofs and get power back on, then they will be just fine.

Areas along Alabama Highway 28 also had trees knocked down. Some trees were snapped and power poles were down or leaning on Highway 28 east of Livingston.

Power crews worked all day to get electricity up and running again.

Storm damage was also reported on Alabama Highway 17 south of Walker Road in York. At least one home sustained damage on multiple sides. No one was in the home at the time of the storm.

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