Emergency Management officials in northwest Alabama reported downed trees and power outages Saturday, but no serious injuries from severe thunderstorms that spawned at least two tornado warnings in Colbert, Franklin and Lauderdale counties.
No tornadoes were confirmed, but officials in Lawrence County were investigating what damaged several trailers at a park near the Fisherman’s Resort Restaurant near Wheeler Dam.
“At this point, we had reports of some trailers damaged,” said Lawrence County EMA Director Johnny Cantrell.
Officials also reported possible damage at Joe Wheeler State Park in Lawrence County.
Cantrell said it had not been determined if the damage was caused by straight line winds or a tornado.
At about 8:30 p.m. he had no reports of anyone being seriously injured.
Colbert County EMA Director Mike Melton said a tree was blown onto a house in the Barton community and a camper was blown over at a Tennessee Valley Authority park in the Riverton-Rose Trail area in extreme west end of the county.
Melton said no injuries had been reported.
He said there were also power outages being reported in the county.
In Lauderdale County, EMA Director George Grabryan said there had been some trees blown over mostly in the eastern part of the county. He said a power outage was reported in east Florence..
“There was just a lot of activity moving through, but nothing really serious,” Grabryan said.
Muscle Shoals police reported power outages and water over the roadway in places, including Woodward Avenue near the Pizza Hut restaurant.
Sheffield and Tuscumbia police said they had not heard of any injuries or power outages earlier in the evening.
Another round of storms was expected to move through the areas later in the evening.
GEOMAGNETIC STORM IN PROGRESS
Kp Index is at level 6
Scale of G2
Power systems: high-latitude power systems may experience voltage alarms, long-duration storms may cause transformer damage.
Spacecraft operations: corrective actions to orientation may be required by ground control; possible changes in drag affect orbit predictions.
Other systems: HF radio propagation can fade at higher latitudes.
Subject To Change
Depth: 67 km
Distances: 122 km NE of Sendai-shi, Japan / pop: 1,037,562 / local time: 14:24:30.0 2014-06-08
69 km SE of Morioka-shi, Japan / pop: 295,172 / local time: 14:24:30.0 2014-06-08
15 km SE of Tōno, Japan / pop: 26,781 / local time: 14:24:30.0 2014-06-08