• 50°

Storms damage homes near Lake Mitchell

By JOYANNA LOVE/ Managing Editor

The Chilton County Sheriff’s Office has reported significant damage near Lake Mitchell from the March 25 storms.

“The Cargile Creek area of Lake Mitchell sustained substantial damage due to a presumed tornado,” the department posted in its social media page. “Numerous structures were damaged or destroyed. So far there have been no injuries reported as a result of the storm. We have made a combined effort and have successfully searched the homes throughout the path of the storm. Deputies and Volunteers walked several miles in order to reach the damaged area. East Chilton Fire Marine 9 also assisted with searching homes from the water.”

Michael Jordan of Alabama Power said power lines and poles in the area have also been damaged as well as other parts of the county.

On the morning of March 26, there were about 859 customers without service in the county.

“For Chilton County, Alabama Power crews have worked throughout the night and have restored service to over 1,000 customers,” Jordan said.

Crews are continuing to work to restore power.

There were about 21,000 Alabama Power customers throughout the state without power the morning of March 26.