Severe thunderstorms leave thousands without power in Huntsville area

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Severe thunderstorms Sunday night left many Huntsville residents without power, and caused several downed trees. (Michael Seale/Hville Blast)

A wave of severe thunderstorms Sunday night in North Alabama left hundreds of Huntsville households without power, and caused some other damages — including several downed trees — around town as well.

By midday Monday, most power outages had been restored in the area, but an estimated 13,000 residents of Madison and Jackson counties lost power at some point during the storms.

High winds accompany severe thunderstorms

Winds as high as 75 miles per hour hit the Huntsville area, causing structural damage and downing trees throughout the area. As WHNT in Huntsville reported, a building downtown at Jefferson Street and Clinton Avenue downtown was damaged by high winds that caused some fo the building’s brick exterior to crumble.

Of the estimated 13,000 homes that lost power, most had their power restored by morning. By midday Monday, a few hundred households in the area were still without power.

Huntsville Utilities reported:

  • 21 power lines down
  • 1 utility pole down
  • 11 Trees in lines or poles

The weather moving forward this week

More thunderstorms may come our way this week. (National Weather Service- Huntsville)

Unfortunately, this week’s severe thunderstorms likely are not over. The National Weather Service in Huntsville shows more severe thunderstorms possible Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, and heavy rain chances throughout the rest of the week.

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Michael Seale
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