More Damage Pictures from Linden Yesterday… Sunday Morning Update 10am
August 19, 2012 Leave a comment
Good Sunday morning! I want to send out a special thanks to Bruce Ward, Jason Griffith, Sarah Hale Stephens, Jon Michael Stephens and others for the damage pictures and reports out of Linden. Here’s more damage pictures from the Linden (Marengo County). A complex of storms moved through the state yesterday evening, and produced lots of rain across much of west and central Alabama. The only problem we had happened over Marengo County, where a storm got out of hand. There was no warning for Marengo County, but a storm did produce severe damage in the city of Linden. Since Linden is so far from a radar site, it can be hard for the National Weather Service to detect low level rotation or straight line winds within a thunderstorm. Viewers out of Linden reported winds nearing 80 mph and compared it to the effects of Hurricane Ivan in 2004.
That was the only area of reported damage across west and central Alabama yesterday evening. The National Weather Service will send out a survey team today and determine whether it was tornado damage or straight line winds. When the report comes out later today, I’ll update you.
Here’s an update from the National Weather Service in Birmingham:
0607 PM TSTM WND DMG NE LINDEN 32.31N 87.80W
08/18/2012 MARENGO AL EMERGENCY MNGR
ABOUT ONE DOZEN LARGE HARDWOOD TREES UPROOTED OR SNAPPED IN THE CITY OF LINDEN. A FEW SNAPPED TREES WERE ALSO VISIBLE ON COUNTY ROAD 44 5.5 MILES NORTHEAST OF LINDEN. ESTIMATED WIND SPEEDS 80 MPH.
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