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Storms Cause Major Damage In Atmore

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ATMORE, ALABAMA - Several buildings and homes were damaged Sunday morning in Atmore when storms rolled through the area.

"I saw a big black mass go passing by and the whole store just started shaking and it was just really scary," says a witness.

Employees who work near Burke's Outlet Store describe what they say Sunday morning around 8 a.m.

"Our manager said look at the tornado out there, the water was swirling around," said Marshall Wall, a Mcdonald's employee.

Burke's Outlet Store and Fred's were completely destroyed.

"All of a sudden everything went black and the winds started picking up then I saw a flash of lightning. Our sign out from got struck by lightning," said an employee of Arby's.

Radar indicated strong storms over Escambia County, Alabama just after 8 a.m. Sunday. A tornado warning was issued for Atmore.

"I was just panicked. I wasn't worried about anything, but finding safety," says a witness.

Luckily there were no injuries.
Alabama Power is working to restore power to folks around the News 5 viewing area.

Crews have restored most outages in Mobile. Beth Thomas, with Alabama Power says as of 5:00 p.m. 10 residents are without power in Mobile, which is down from 180.

120 residents are still in the dark in Atmore where crews are working to fix broken power poles that were damaged Sunday morning.

Thomas says power should be restored to everyone by 7:00 Sunday night.
The National Weather Service is working to determine if a tornado caused the damage.

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