Just before 1 p.m., reports of damage to homes and downed power lines south of Mount Vernon came in just as a tornado warning expired for that area. The Weather Beast was soon on the scene. We captured startling scenes of storm damage in the Movico, Ala. community.
Further south down Highway 43 near the Axis community, WKRG News 5 viewers found power lines mangled, trees snapped and buildings damaged.
News 5 photographer Dan Kettinger took a photo of the Huxford Baptist Church in Escambia County, Ala. The metal awning of the church was torn apart and pieces are scattered across the church property. There were parts also 100 yards away in a field.
On Friday, WKRG News 5 crews returned to the area. Debbie Williams surveyed the damage. You can see in these photos from Kelly road off Highway 43 that trees were ripped apart, their huge limbs thrown into buildings and vehicles.