Storms damage baseball and softball fields at Alabama A&M

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Storms Wednesday night swept through Madison County and caused damage to the baseball field at Alabama A&M. (Alabama A&M SID)

Alabama A&M University’s baseball and softball fields suffered significant damage following severe storms that swept through the area Wednesday, March 30, and into the morning of March 31.

Power outages, structural damage part of the aftermath of Wednesday’s storms

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Alabama A&M’s softball field also sustained significant damage Wednesday night. (Alabama A&M SID)

An assessment of the damage is currently ongoing, according to the university’s Sports Information Department, but images show that the backstop fencing on the baseball field has been brought down with the tarp draped over it and the hitting cage is behind the backstop wall. Damages at the softball field include tarp and fencing damage.

As the damage assessment continues, A&M will soon announce plans for future home games for both baseball and softball. Baseball is currently slated to play at home against Florida A&M in a three-game series beginning on Friday, April 1 while softball does not return home until April 8 for three games against Bethune-Cookman.

According to Huntsville Utilities’ power outage map, nearly 1,300 customers were without power in Madison County Thursday morning after the storms left the area.

Utility workers work to restore power outages in the area

Huntsville Utilities reported at noon Thursday, March 3, that fewer than 30 customers were still without power in the Huntsville area after crews worked through the night on restoration efforts.

“The majority of outages have been cleared, but crews are still working to restore service in scattered areas. News reports state 27 tornadoes moved across the south. There are 2 reports of injuries in Madison County.”

Huntsville Utilities public statement

According to PowerOutage.us, 21,224 Alabamians were without power statewide Thursday morning. Approximately 10,000 residents statewide were still without power as of 2PM Thursday.

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Michael Seale
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