Storms leave little damage in wake

Published 7:25 pm Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Tornado sirens blared all over Dallas County and Selma Wednesday afternoon, but little damage was reported as a result of the thunderstorm that rolled through the area.

A tree in the font yard of 16 Young St. fell over on the house’s roof.

“People were inside the home, but no one was injured,” said Battalion Chief M. Dearman. “They were not entrapped, either.”

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The tree also felled a power line, but Alabama Power workers secured the area. Spotty power outages were reported all over the city, but cleared up before evening.

An approaching cold front sparked the severe weather that rolled across central Alabama Wednesday. No tornado touchdowns were reported. However, some residents near Valley Grande said large hail rained down on them during the height of the storm, shortly before 5:30 p.m. Various reports of downed trees also were reported.

In Montgomery, parents, fans and players from Meadowview Christian School were asked to leave the main gym at Huntingdon College and go to two anterooms until the storms passed over. No injuries or damages were reported at the AISA tournament.

Today, the forecast is for sunny skies with a high near 54 and wind out of the northwest between 10-15 mph.

Tonight, skies should be clear with a low around 27 degrees.