Storms Cause Major Damage to Cloverdale Home


By Ellis Eskew

Crews were hard at work clearing debris and restoring  power to some 23 thousand customers after Tuesday's storms rolled in.

"There was as many as 217 Alabama power company personnel working throughout the night to restore power," said Mayor Todd Strange.

But while many were dealing without power and a limbs in the yard, Wade Brown was dealing with a much larger problem.
He came home from work Tuesday evening to find a surprise.

"Walk in the house and opened the back bedroom and there is a tree laying in my bed, all the way through the back of my house just laying right where we sleep at," said Brown.

The high winds uprooted the tree, pulling over a brick wall and chain link fence, and sent it crashing into the Brown's home.
What "could've been" is haunting.

"Very scary. If it was 5 or 6 hours later we'd all been in the bed and God only knows what would've happened," said Brown.

Brown says he has lived in his Cloverdale home for the past 4 and half years after moving from Florida. And this is definitely the first time he has experienced something this severe.

"We've been through one hurricane in Pensacola but nothing like this," said Brown.

Unfortunately, wade brown says the whole house may be damaged and unlivable because of the structural damage the tree caused.


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