Storm Leaves Damage in Opelika, Alabama Sunday Afternoon

Do one injured during the quick, violent outburst

A violent, fast-moving storm cell threatened Lee County, Alabama Sunday afternoon leaving wind damage in it’s wake.

No fatalities or injuries were reported, according to the Lee County Sheriff’s Department.

The storm uprooted trees, snapped limbs, downed power lines, and damaged a few buildings and signs.

Debris could be seen in the parking lot of a shopping center on Pepperell Parkway in Opelika.

A sign there was damaged.

A power crew worked there late Sunday afternoon to restore electricity to businesses and homes in the immediate area. Other power outages were reported.

Nearby, in the Mill Village subdivision, trees were toppled, limbs and trunks twisted and cracked, and garbage cans knocked over spilling trash in yards and on streets.

Some damage to roofs was also reported.

Opelika Public Works workers spread out in the city to clear roadways.

While traffic signals remained non-functional, Opelika police officers directed vehicles through affected intersections.

The radar-indicated tornado warning sounded for this storm at 1:48pm CST Sunday.

The Sunday afternoon storm was a part of the third and final round of deadly weather to move through East Alabama and West and South Georgia throughout the weekend.


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