Local area unscathed in weather event

Published 10:28 am Thursday, March 18, 2021

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Brewton and the surrounding area were relatively unscathed in a severe weather threat across Alabama and much of the south Wednesday night.

No reports of major power outages or downed trees have been received. Some minor tree damage was seen in isolated spots across the county Thursday morning.

In a state from Alabama Governor Kay Ivey, some parts of Alabama did not make out as well as those in the southern areas of the state.

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“Alabamians weathered tornadoes and significant thunderstorms yesterday into the early hours this morning,” Ivey said. “Like forecasts projected, we had a lot of spinning systems last night, but thankfully, a number of funnel clouds and swirling supercells with vortices did not extend to the ground. While tree and structure damage seems fairly widespread, I have received no reports of fatalities. I pray that remains the case as the assessment gets going. Overall, we have a lot to be grateful for, as it could have been much worse. Thank you to our weather experts, first responders and power crews. I am praying for all those that have been severely impacted and stand ready to assist in the recovery efforts.”

If you live in or around Brewton, submit your storm photos to us by email at newsroom@brewtonstandard.com.