The Dekalb County Sheriff’s Department told AM 1180 that Highway 117 going towards Mentone, Alabama is closed due to downed power lines and trees.  Officials indicated that it may be aftern daylight before the road is re-opened.

The storm traveled across DeKalb County before striking in Chattooga County.  The Ft. Payne Middle School is reported to have received some damage from the storm and houses were damaged at Mentone.  The Fort Payne High School baseball field suffered significant damage to the outfield fence and a large, roll-up garage door at the indoor practice facility was blown about 110 yards from its original location.