(WDHN) — For the past month, there’s been a possibility every week for severe weather in the Wiregrass.
Compared to other possible severe weather events earlier this spring, yesterday’s line of storms was expected to bring an increased risk of tornadoes and damaging winds.
“People need to understand that when you see those watches and warnings they mean something and we saw that on yesterday,” Houston County EMA Director Chris Judah said.
In Early County, a tornado touched down in the community of Centerville damaging a steel barn. It uprooted a tree and left tree debris in multiple yards.
In the southern part of Houston County, like Rehobeth and Cowarts, it was much of the same — downed power lines and trees uprooted causing damage to homes and backyard equipment.
“We have been out assessing it since yesterday and in contact with the weather service about what actually came through here,” Judah said.
Fortunately out of the severe weather events, no deaths were reported in the devastation.
Judah said with this round causing a good amount of damage, this should be a wake-up call to be prepared like make sure your homeowner’s insurance is in place and you can find important papers and medication.
“I think people see that damage and a lot of times until it happens to them or somebody they know they don’t take it seriously,” He said.
Judah said this will happen again and the aftermath is to find out how to be more prepared for when this time happens again.