Storms leave damage across Deep South

Workers clear scores of trees blown down on Stowers Road in Montgomery County, Ala., following morning storms on Thursday, April 27, 2017. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

By The Associated Press

Storms moving through the Deep South Thursday left damage in southeastern Alabama and west central Georgia after flooding caused a death in North Carolina earlier in the week.

Trees are on top of houses and a mobile home is off its foundation along U.S. 29 between Troy and the Banks community, Jeanna Barnes of the Pike County Emergency Management Agency in Alabama said Thursday.

A man was trapped in his home by a fallen tree, Barnes said. To the north, in Montgomery County, fallen trees blocked roads and caused minor structural damage.

Central Georgia was under a tornado watch when a possible twister struck Talbot County, about 90 miles south of Atlanta, on Thursday afternoon. Three homes were damaged, including a mobile home that had a tree fall onto it, said Leigh Ann Erenheim, Talbot County emergency management director. She said a woman inside the mobile home sprained her ankle getting outside, but no one else was hurt.

The storm uprooted trees and snapped power lines, leaving many in Talbot County without power. Erenheim said the storm carved a path that appeared to be the mark of tornado.

“Where it gets into trees it looks like somebody went through with a lawnmower and cut them off,” she said.

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