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Published: February 13, 2020


STRONG WINDS AND A POSSIBLE TORNADO DAMAGED STRUCTURES, POWER LINES, AND TREES IN SOUTHEAST LAWRENCE COUNTY ON WEDNESDAY EVENING.  A SQUALL LINE ENTERED THE COUNTY AROUND 5 PM WITH HEAVY RAIN AND STRAIGHT LINE WINDS AND WEATHER SPOTTERS IDENTIFIED AN AREA OF POSSIBLE ROTATION AT THE WAYNE, LAWRENCE, ALABAMA STATE LINE WHICH TRACKED ACROSS THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF LAWRENCE COUNTY. 911 DISPATCH BEGAN RECEIVING CALLS FROM THE FIVE POINTS AREA AROUND 5:20 AFTER WHICH RESPONDING CREWS IDENTIFIED A FIVE MILE LONG PATH WITH DAMAGED OUT BUILDINGS, TREES, AND HOMES. EMERGENCY PERSONNEL FROM FIRE DEPARTMENTS IN SOUTHERN LAWRENCE COUNTY BEGAN CLEAN UP OPERATIONS AND CREWS FROM LAWRENCEBURG UTILITY SYSTEMS WORKED TO RESTORE POWER TO 150 CUSTOMERS. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL BE SENDING A SURVEY TEAM TO THE AREA ON THURSDAY (TODAY) TO DETERMINE IF DAMAGE WAS CAUSED BY A TORNADO OR STRAIGHT LINE WINDS.