Large trees brought down in Colbert County by strong winds

At least one home in Sheffield was damaged in Tuesday night's storms.

Posted: Apr 4, 2018 5:41 PM
Updated: Apr 4, 2018 6:58 PM

Tuesday night's storms ripped through Colbert County causing a lot of trees to fall, damaged at least one home, and took power lines down.

Two large oak trees almost fell on Kathy Crittenden's home off of Hatton School Road. One of the oak trees was about 4 feet in diameter. Crittenden said she was just about to walk on her front porch to see what the storm was doing when she heard the tree's fall.

"I heard a pop and I saw a flash of lightening. It pulled all the electricity from the house the power box everything," she said. 

One of the trees did fall on a shed and damaged it, but Crittenden said if the large tree would have fallen in the opposite direction it would have landed on her bedroom.

"It's God. He was protecting us, he took care of us," said Crittenden.

Colbert County Emergency Management told WAAY 31 multiple trees were knocked down throughout the county. Power was restored to just about every customer by Wednesday afternoon, according to Sheffield Utilities. In Sheffield, another home on Spring Court was damaged when a tree fell and damaged the roof. The tree also totaled a car in a driveway.

"The damage could have been a lot worse," said Josh Dison, whose brother owns a home on Spring Court.

Dison told us his brother and wife were in the home when the tree fell, but were okay.

"You always make sure of that your family is okay. Property can be replaced. You always want to practice safety in severe weather," said Dison.

No injuries from storm damage were reported in Colbert County.

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