Tornado hits southern AL

The town of Abbeville in southern Alabama bore the brunt of a tornado that touched down in the area on Nov. 5.

BY SUSAN KIM | ABBEVILLE, AL | November 6, 2002


The town of Abbeville in southern Alabama bore the brunt of a tornado that touched down in the area on Nov. 5. The high school was badly damaged, as were several homes, local officials said. Two people were killed and 25 injured in the region as violent storms swept through.

In an apparent Election Day tirade, the tornado damaged a National Guard armory where people were casting their ballots.

Election commissioners said they hand-counted some votes because of the power outage but were nevertheless able to process vote counts.

Abbeville is in Henry County. Baldwin County also saw storm damage. The town of Daphne was repairing power lines and roof damage Wednesday morning, said Sergeant Ken Weed of the Daphne Police Department.

Power was mostly restored in the area by Wednesday morning.


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