Leeds residents suffered storm damage last night when a tornado or similar wind strike came through the Dunnavant Road area. Among the damage, a tree fell on a mobile home which trapped a couple inside their home on Cedar Avenue. The tree actually split the mobile home in two. The couple called for help and their neighbor, Chris McClendon, came to help. Rescuers were able to get them out.
Other homes in the area sustained some damage an power outages occurred. A few people were trapped in their homes temporarily, because power lines were down in their yards or debris kept them from being able to get out of their homes, but no injuries were reported.
The City of Leeds crews were on the scene with cleanup efforts. Church of the Highlands Disaster Team was also on the scene to help. Neighbors pitched in. Everyone worked well into the night. City crews were back on the scene this morning after Alabama Power cleared the power lines and continue to work in the cleanup efforts under the direction of the City’s Public Works Supervisor Johnny Warren. Thank you to everyone who has helped and continues to work in these disaster restoration efforts.
Channel 6 and 13 News crews were on the scene.
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