Squall line hits Robinsonville, Atmore floods

Published 11:15 pm Wednesday, April 15, 2009

By By MaryClaire Foster
Severe weather hit Atmore early Monday morning leaving many city streets flooded and several structures damaged.
Nick Smith, a weather observer and Mobile TV contributor, reported 5.35 inches of rainfall.
Jack Cullen, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Mobile, said a squall line was reported as coming through Robinsonville causing some severe wind damage.
While no tornadoes were reported, Amanda Waller said her husband saw what appeared to be a twister at around 5 a.m. at their home on Sowell Road.
Waller said they then got their kids and left their mobile home to take cover in her mother-in-law’s house next door.
Her mother-in-law, Patsy Alverson, said she was at work during the storm and was upset to come home and see her favorite tree split in two.
The tree was split and picked up by wind knocking out two picture windows in the front of Alverson’s home and also damaged a well in the front yard and their above ground pool.
Atmore Public Safety Director Glenn Carlee said the city had not received any reports of serious damage, and acknowledged the city’s usual problems with flooding.
According to Cullen, residents can expect a couple of more instances of this weather through next month.
See more photos at atmorefocus.com

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