Cleanup underway after EF-1 tornado rips through Colbert County neighborhood


People in Colbert County are cleaning up, after an EF-1 tornado hit early Sunday morning.

“I looked out here and shined the flash light out here and told her, honey you ain’t got no building left, because it had done destroyed it,” explained Edgar Burgess. 

Neighbors are helping Edgar Burgess and his wife salvage what they can, after Sunday’s tornado ripped their shed off its foundation.

“And all the contents that was in it, slid it off the concrete pad and all the contents had gone that way,” Burgess said.

Monday the National Weather Service determined Aycock Heights was hit by an EF-1 tornado, with winds of about 100 miles-per-hour.

Burgess who’s lived in Aycock Heights for more than 20 years, said tornadoes usually miss his neighborhood.

“I don’t know if it’s ever hit through here, it’s hit close but not through here,” he said.

His neighbors shed is also toppled over and another’s wood fence shattered. Burgess is thankful no one was hurt.

“I’m glad it didn’t hit the house. I’m glad it hit this instead of the house.”

Burgess and his wife said they watched the news to monitor the storm’s location throughout the night. First responders recommend buying a weather radio as another way to stay alert.

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