Storms Cause Damage In Atmore, Walnut Hill, Cottage Hill (With Gallery)

May 31, 2016

Thunderstorms, and a reported possible tornado, caused damage in Atmore Tuesday afternoon, with additional minor damage reported in separate storms in Walnut Hill and Cottage Hill.

Atmore Police reported that an Escambia County (AL) Sheriff’s deputy reported spotting a possible funnel cloud over Industrial Boulevard in Atmore where a roof was blown off an industrial shop, power lines were downed and large hail was reported. There has been no confirmation of a tornado.

NorthEscambia.com photos of damage from across the area are below.

A falling tree destroyed  a storage shed, a vehicle and damaged a home in Atmore. NorthEscambia.com photo.

A falling tree destroyed  a storage shed and damaged a home in Atmore. NorthEscambia.com photo.

A falling tree destroyed  a storage shed and damaged a home in Atmore. NorthEscambia.com photo.



Roof blown off equipment shot at Swift Lumber in Atmore. Reader submitted photo by Randon Watson.

Roof blown off equipment shop at Swift Lumber in Atmore. Reader submitted photo by Randon Watson.

Roof blown off equipment shop at Swift Lumber in Atmore. Reader submitted photo by Randon Watson.

Roof blown off equipment shop at Swift Lumber in Atmore. Reader submitted photo by Randon Watson.

Hail on Swift Mill Road in Atmore. Reader submitted photo by Randon Watson.

A large pecan tree split in Walnut Hill. NorthEscambia.com photo.

Winds damaged this barn in Cottage Hill. Reader submitted photo for Tammy McGraw.

A small tree snapped off  in Cottage Hill. Reader submitted photo for Tammy McGraw.

Pictured: Alabama Power works to replace a broken pole and removed a downed tree on Jack Springs Road at Industrial Boulevard. NorthEscambia.com photo.

Comments

5 Responses to “Storms Cause Damage In Atmore, Walnut Hill, Cottage Hill (With Gallery)”

  1. Traci on June 2nd, 2016 8:00 pm

    I work at Masland carpet it got really bad you could hear wind inside

  2. Matt on June 1st, 2016 9:07 am

    At about 2:55 yesterday afternoon…we had quarter size hail at Masland Carpets, not far from Swift Mill. Never heard a sound like that before.

  3. Gena Pope on June 1st, 2016 7:54 am

    We passed all three places in Atmore with damage. Heavy rain, high winds an11q
    , and nickel sized hail. Roads were blocked in two places.

  4. chris in Molino on May 31st, 2016 8:37 pm

    Worst wind i’ve seen in Barrineau Park in several years. Nickel sized hail for about seven minutes with 50-60 mph winds for maybe 3 minutes.

  5. chris on May 31st, 2016 6:35 pm

    Thanks for the pictures.





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