BARBOUR COUNTY, Ala. (WTVM) - Severe weather across east Alabama and west Georgia left trees down and houses damaged across the Chattahoochee Valley.
Betty Griffin says her Bakerhill, Ala. home was in the path of the damage, but she was able to escape without major damage.
Griffin’s home was just missed and suffered only minor damage, but a shed behind her home was destroyed during the storms.
Joe Merrill, another Bakerhill resident, agrees with Griffin that they are blessed that their homes were not destroyed.
“In the back here, I actually heard a little wind, then I heard nothing, and that nothing turned into roaring like rain, lightning, and thunder. I never heard it before, because I’ve never been that close to it before. This was an experience of a lifetime; I’ve never witnessed anything like this before,” said Griffin.
Throughout the day, each county in the Chattahoochee Valley experienced a severe thunderstorm warning.