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3/1/2007

Tornado Damage in Alabama

Enterprise - Courtesy WTVY Enterprise - Courtesy WTVY

Story and Video Provided By: WSFA Raycom Media

Enterprise, Ala., Severe weather has hit the Enterprise area.  One witness says he saw a large tornado.  Hunter Scott says power lines are down, you can't get into downtown Enterprise.  He says there are roofs off of houses, "It's pretty devestated down there."

Mayor Bob Bunting of Ozark tells WSFA that through police department sources  he understands there "could be some fatalities."  He says he has no other confirmtion but there are also "some seriously hurt."

Contrary to earlier reports, the Medical Center in Enterprise has not been evacuated.

Coach Nathan McDaniel from Daleville H.S. is at Enterprise H.S. and says the "roof is collapsed in, roofs are off."

McDaniel says some students may still be trapped inside.  "It's truly devestating, if you haven't seen (anything like this) pray you don't."  He says cars are turned over and they have asked all trained medical personnel to get to the scene.

At Enterprise Ledger they are reporting injuries at Enterprise H.S.  There are problems with cell phones and they do not know the extent of the injuries.  The Ledger says there are cars turned over with windows blown outs, school buses turned over.

Parents of students at Enterprise H.S. should go to Hillcrest Baptist Church to locate a student.  A pharmacy owner on Main Street in Enterprise says Enterprise H.S. closed at 1 p.m. but he believes there are some people still trapped.  The tornado hit at 1:30 p.m.

4,000 people without power in Enterprise according to Alabama Power.

A dusk to dawn curfew has been implemented in Enterprise.  Only emergency personnel and law enforcement officials should be out.

 

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