Storm damages 4 houses

Published 3:38 pm Tuesday, June 20, 2023

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Three residences were recorded with major damage and another was destroyed during the morning storm event on June 16, according to officials.

Escambia County EMA Director David Adams said there are numerous additional homes with damage to the roofs, such as shingles missing or damaged.

“There were numerous trees and limbs down and many power lines and poles down all around the county,” Adams said.

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There were also many sheds and barns damaged and/or destroyed, he added. Those weren’t recorded due to FEMA regulations only counting homes, he said.

Adams said one residence each was damaged in Pollard, Flomaton and Wallace.

Adams said the damage, which he looked at personally, appeared to be from straight-line winds.

Shortly after 9 a.m. last Friday, heavy winds and rain picked up in the Atmore area. According to the National Weather Service, between 1-1.49 inches of rain fell in the area.

Downed trees were reported on several streets in Atmore, including Third and Fourth Avenues; Liberty Street; Medical Park Drive; Jack Springs Road; and Wilson Avenue, to name a few.