GENEVA COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) —Severe storms that ripped through Geneva County left destruction in their wake, causing several neighborhoods to see the damage.
A team from the National Weather Service in Tallahassee made their way to the area, to assess the damage that is now left behind.
“We have found in various parts of this area has mostly been in the form of broken tree limbs down in different directions and snapped,” National Weather Service Meteorologist, Israel Gonzalez said. ” We’ve also seen a couple of out-buildings that have sustained some damage along with a mobile home community in which a couple of mobile homes sustained some damage.”
Documenting and surveying the damage will help the weather service team to determine how strong the storms were and what kind of storm it was, possibly a tornado.
This helps document and track the storm after the clouds have cleared.
“It’s a great way for records and for our climatology, it gives us a way to assess how the damage lines up with what we see when we are doing the warning operations when the storms are ongoing on the radar,” Gonzalez said. “It’s a good way to backtrack and just be part of our history.”
This team of meteorologists not only surveyed the damage in Geneva County but also parts of Houston County, visiting the Rehobeth and Cowarts area, which received significant storm damage as well.
The National Weather Service recommends having a plan in place in times of severe weather, which includes having a safe place and having two forms of weather alerts available.