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NWS Birmingham: Damage in Alabama solely from thunderstorm winds, hail

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This truck was demolished by a fallen tree on Monday. (abc3340.com) This truck was demolished by a fallen tree on Monday. (abc3340.com)

The National Weather Service in Birmingham reported Tuesday that it does not have plans to conduct storm damage surveys following Monday's severe weather outbreak.

According to its data, NWS Birmingham believes that all of the damage, minus one area north of Cherokee County, stemmed from thunderstorm wind damage and a large hail event. There was a reliable measured report from the shores of the Neely Henry Lake in Gadsden of 88 MPH winds, and that was before the anemometer stopped working.

Alabama Power reported a total of 222,400 customers who experienced outages yesterday during the storm. As of 10 a.m. today, the company had restored service to 131,400 customers, leaving 91,00 still without power.

Read:  Latest updates from Alabama Power on outages

NWS Birmingham wants the public to use this weather event as a reminder of how thunderstorm winds can be just as destructive as an EF-1 tornado.

 

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