COFFEE CO., Ala. (WDHN)—On the afternoon of January 12, straight-line winds estimated between 80-to-90 miles per hour carved a path of damage in rural, Northern Coffee County.

The storm caused severe damage to the roof of the Jack Post Office and destroyed its interior ceiling.

Crews continue to do repairs on the 60-year-old building located within a quarter-mile of Zion Chapel School.

In addition, the storm ripped century-old trees from the ground. The post office remains closed until the repairs are made. Postal officials recommend Jack residents use the
Elba Post Office, about 20 minutes away, is not an easy trip for elderly folks.

Postal officials will update customers once a thorough assessment has been
completed of the repairs. Those repairs are expected to be completed in the coming weeks.