Early morning storm leaves damage in Dougherty, Lee - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Early morning storm leaves damage in Dougherty, Lee

Posted: Updated:
Storm damage on Dunbar Lane, near the Dougherty/Lee County line Storm damage on Dunbar Lane, near the Dougherty/Lee County line
Dunbar Lane, Dougherty Co. Dunbar Lane, Dougherty Co.
Dunbar Lane, Dougherty Co. Dunbar Lane, Dougherty Co.

By WALB Staff

January 7, 2009

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  WALB is following storm damage in Dougherty and Lee Counties, where there are reports of downed trees, power lines, and structure damage.

There was substantial damage near our WALB studios on Stuart Avenue, and several reports of downed limbs in the Northwest Albany area.

One large tree limb blocked both lanes in the 1500 block of Stuart Avenue. There was a traffic light down at the intersection of Nottingham and Ledo Roads.

Strong wind gusts actually caused some structure damage to homes in the Huntington Subdivision in Lee County.

Emergency management along with fire fighters were called to Dunbar Lane in Albany where strong winds ripped apart a shed, split a home in two, and blew trees and debris across the roadway.

Dozens of trees are down in Northwest Albany and crews worked through the morning to clean up the damage.

A 62 mile per hour wind gust was recorded at WALB-TV around 4:00AM. Some Air conditioner covers were torn from the roof of the WALB studio. The satellite dish that we use for NOAA weather reports is twisted, and a computer system used to show video on television is down.

The station's diesel generator is supplying power to the facility.

The wind split a pine tree in two, and just next door a tree toppled over a driveway, narrowly missing a parked car on Homewood Drive.

Also in the 2500 block of Homewood, a falling pine landed over a swimming pool and smashed a fence. Water Gas and Light crews were hard at work on Ken Gardens Road where two large oak trees were uprooted.

Trees also fell on the roofs of two houses in the Ken Gardens area taking down a power line and causing structure damage. Power was also knocked out to much of this area.

There was also damage to Westview Baptist church were fascia board was blown off.

Angie Estes of Woodstone Circle in Lee County sent us this report:

Our trampoline was picked up and blown ten feet against a tree with the opening twisted completely around, it was picked up and was sitting on top of a smaller item.  Down the street someone's wood fence was blown over.  On our back porch items were sucked out and blown across our back yard as big as a telescope.  Trash cans were blown over that were completely full, and tree limbs are everywhere. 

  • Got storm pictures? Share them with us!

See It, Snap It, Send It!






Uprooted tree on Ken Gardens

Limbs on powerlines near WALB

Tree on a garage, Ken Gardens

Tree crushed a fence on Homewood

Debris in a tree next to WALB

Huntington Subdivision, Courtesy Amanda Wiley

Huntington Subdivision, Courtesy Amanda Wiley

Huntington Subdivision, Courtesy Amanda Wiley

Lee Co. damage, Courtesy Jim Wright

Lee Co. damage, Courtesy Jim Wright

Lee Co. damage, Courtesy Jim Wright

 

Feedback

 

Powered by WorldNow