Severe weather damages parts of Marengo County
Published 12:48 pm Thursday, March 31, 2022
A line of severe storms passed through southwest Alabama on Wednesday night, causing significant damage in some areas. One location was the Faunsdale Bar & Grill in Faunsdale, AL.
The Faunsdale Bar & Grill received significant roof damage from a possible tornado that passed through the area. Marengo County EMA Director Kevin McKinney said a tornado has not yet been confirmed. An assessment team from the National Weather Service will make that determination either today or Friday, April 1.
Four mobile homes in Faunsdale also received damage to under skirting and roofing.
To help with the cleanup effort in Faunsdale, all donations to the Faunsdale Foundation will go towards rebuilding Faunsdale! To make a donation, visit www.faunsdalefoundation.org.
Nanafalia, AL, also received severe damage from the same possible tornado. McKinney said three mobile homes had been destroyed; five homes received minor damage, one home received significant damage, and three mobile homes with minor damage.
McKinney said there have been no weather-related injuries or deaths.
As of 5:00 a.m., Alabama Power has reported that approximately 32,000 customers are without power statewide. Approximately, there are 1,000 customers without power in the surrounding area. In Marengo County, 331 customers are without power, Wilcox County has 300, Perry County has 150, and Dallas County has 90 customers without power.
According to Alabama Power, crews worked through the night to restore power to 5,000 customers in the area, and restoration efforts will continue throughout the day.