Reports are coming in fast and furious of trees and power lines down tonight.
Amazingly, it does not involve severe thunderstorms.
Instead, it is one of the strongest cold fronts we have seen in many moons crossing the state tonight. Numerous trees and power lines are down over a number of counties.
Indeed, after all is said and done, the damage tonight may equal a fairly significant outbreak of severe thunderstorms. Just a few late reports as examples:
* Alabaster Fire Department reports power line blown down on their roof at 9:55 pm.
* 9:55pm – Dekalb County EMA reports at 9:40 pm trees down along Dekalb County Road 742 near Ider.
* 9:54pm – EMA office in Cullman County reports barn destroyed on Alabama State Rt. 157 near Battleground in the extreme northwest part of the county.
* 9:35pm – Blount County EMA reports trees down in Oneonta. Also trees down along County Road 49 four miles northeast of Blountsville between US 231 and Alabama 79. At 9:40 pm, trees down 3 miles northeast of Hayden also in Blount County.
* Chelsea Fire Department report tree across Hwy 39. A car hit the tree with a possible injury.
* Dekalb County EMA reports trees down and power outages around the city of Ft. Payne
* 9:00pm – Cullman County EMA reported travel trailer damaged on County Road 747 east of Cullman
This is only a fraction of the reports. As the wind picks up in your community, please go to a place of safety and if you MUST drive, please be extremely careful especially around trees.