A tree fell on the back bar at Avondale Brewery Company in Avondale. Source: Alan Collins/WBRC
The roof collapsed at the Shook and Fletcher Insulation Supplies warehouse on 1st Ave. North and 37th Street North. Source: Damian Johnson/WBRC
A tree in the road on 2nd Avenue South in Avondale. (Photo: Jeh Jeh Pruitt)
A tree fell on a home on Avenue Y and 17th Street in Ensley. Source: Alan Collins/WBRC
Debris from the Beloved Community Church's roof is littered in the street. (Source: WBRC video)
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -
Severe weather hit several Alabama communities last night, causing storm damage and power outages across the state.
The Beloved Community Church in the Avondale area lost its roof to the storm. Debris from the damage is lying in the road on 2nd Avenue South. No injuries have been reported in connection to the church damage. The church plans to hold worship services in another venue on Sunday, but has not decided on the location.
Further down the road on 2nd Avenue, a large tree is down near Crestwood Boulevard.
Power outages forced five schools in St. Clair County to cancel school Friday. They included Odenville elementary, intermediate and middle schools, Margaret Elementary School and St. Clair County High School. Most of the buses were not able to drive their routes because of downed trees and power lines.
People who live nearby say most of the damage is minor. They didn't see any trees that had fallen on homes.
In Fort Payne, the Jet Polymer plant was damaged. The winds knocked over trucks and even trapped two workers. They made it safely out of the building. Some are saying a tornado may have touched down there.
Strong winds also caused damage in parts of Lauderdale County and sent a child to the hospital. The winds blew the roof off a home and also broke out some windows. A family was inside at the time and an 8-year-old boy was hurt and taken to the hospital. He is expected to be okay.
As of 1 p.m., Alabama Power had restored power to more than 69,000 customers. There are still 4,200 people without power statewide. In Birmingham, 3,600 customers are still without power, down from a total of 32,000 early Friday morning.