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June 15, 2010

Afternoon storm causes damage in Corinth community

By Trent Moore
The Cullman Times

CULLMAN — An afternoon storm caused some structure damage and downed some trees Tuesday afternoon in the Corinth community, near the Cullman County and Morgan County line.

The porch on the Corinth Baptist Church was damaged, and some trees were knocked down near the church cemetery on County Road 1101. There were also isolated reports of some roofs being damaged in the area.

“That seems like about all the problems we had, at least that is all that was reported,” Cullman County Emergency Management Agency Director Phyllis Little said.

The storm occurred at around 1:30 p.m., and produced winds of around 60-miles-per-hour, Little said.

“The thunderstorm warning said it could even be in excess of that, so it’s very possible we had wind gusts that high,” she said. “We might have also gotten some nickel-sized hail in that storm system.”

With high temperatures and humidity more common this summer, Little said Cullman County residents should get used to afternoon storms, at least for the next few months.

“This is our typical summer thunderstorm pattern, and we could start seeing things like this very often,” she said.



‰ Trent Moore can be reached by e-mail at trentm@cullmantimes.com, or by telephone at 734-2131, ext. 225.