Lawrence County Engineer Winston Sitton said his crews are working to remove heavy damage to houses and trees from a possible tornado along Lawrence County 265 also known as Blue Hollow Road between Courtland and Town Creek.
Authorities are reporting possible injuries in the area.
“We’re hearing reports of injuries, and trying to clear the road. There are power lines and trees keeping anybody from getting in or out of there,” Sitton said about 6 p.m. Monday.
North Courtland Police Chief Spencer Butler said at 5:20 p.m. power lines and trees were down just north of town and he believes it is from tornadic activity. He said no injuries have been reported.
“Trees are down and debris is everywhere,” said Butler. “Power lines are down in the field just north of RKM," also known as Sivley Fuel and Convenient Store at Lawrence County 150 and Alabama 20).
Limestone County EMA spokeswoman Daphne Ellison reported homes were damaged and trees down along Batts and Ripley roads in the Coxey community. She said there are no reports of injuries.
Linda Peebles, a Courtland resident, said after the storm passed over, she saw no damage downtown. “It got rough and we were out of power for about a minute,” she said.
Moulton Police Chief Lyndon McWhorter said, while he has heard of damage reports across the county, the city itself seems to have been spared from the storm.