Tornado hits Houston County, second strike for Cottonwood this year

COTTONWOOD, Ala. (WDHN)—For the second time in the last four months, the town of Cottonwood was damaged after severe weather swept through the Wiregrass area.

What some are calling a possible tornado, left downed trees, power lines, and even more debris throughout the area.

One of the more affected areas was around Union Hill Baptist Church.

This comes just months after the downtown area was greatly affected by an EF-1.

One Cottonwood resident, Timothy Welch, said he is thankful this round of severe weather was not as destructive as the January tornado.

“When it said ‘tornado coming’, all I could think about was the previous tornado a couple of months ago,” Welch said. “I just thank god that it’s nothing like it was. I don’t think our community can take another hit like that.”

With multiple reported power outages, city workers filled the streets to restore power to residents.

Cottonwood was not the only area affected by the severe weather.

Multiple downed trees were reported in other areas such as Coffee, Geneva County, and more.

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