WATCH: Alabama News Network Weather Camera May Have Captured Fatal Storm
The Alabama News Network weather camera in Demopolis may have captured the storm that killed a woman early this morning.
Our camera was capturing video shortly after 2 a.m., pointing to the southwest, as the storm approached the city.
WATCH: Video from the Alabama News Network Demopolis Towercam. pic.twitter.com/M8l56tUO2J
— Alabama News Network (@ALNewsNetwork) February 6, 2020
The camera captured intense lightning at the time of the storm.
Emergency officials say the storm hit a mobile home a few minutes later near the intersection of U.S. Highway 43 and County Road 54. The woman was inside the mobile home with a man and three children.
The mobile home was destroyed. Emergency officials say the winds may have been as high as 80 mph. They don’t yet know whether it was a tornado that hit.
The HD camera is in downtown Demopolis and had just been added to the Alabama News Network camera network yesterday, hours before the storm hit.