Yesterday, December 21st, a powerful storm flipped cars, toppled trees and damaged several buildings in Mobile, Alabama.
“We have a lot of buildings with roof damage — peeled off and blown off,” Mobile County Emergency Management Agency Director Ronnie Adair told The Associated Press. “Some high-profile trucks like delivery trucks were turned over.”
Early Thursday, the National Weather Service has quickly issued tornado warnings for several counties, but officials said it was too early to say if the damage was from a tornado. Fortunately no injuries were reported, although trees and limbs were blown across the roads and trucks toppled.
The sales manager Jim Sullivan at a Mercedes dealership in Mobile said the storm damaged more than 100 cars and the building itself. He added that the double-pane glass windows cracked under the extreme wind pressure, but that the most shocking damage was when a 2,000-pound overhead door blew wide open, sending sparks inside the building.
“Windows blown out, the building – most of our storefront glass was blown out. It’s a 20 foot wide door, 12 foot high, and it’s held up by steel. And it just flew off of there, and it looked like paper flying through the air,” said Sullivan.