ATMORE, Ala. (WALA) - The City of Atmore is recovering from wind and water damage after storm passed through Tuesday, September 24.
Chief Meteorologist Jason Smith said Atmore was hit with an estimated 60 mph winds and 3-4 inches of rain within an hour.
Around 6 p.m. Tuesday, residents said the heaviest rain and wind came through the downtown area near Ridgeley Street.
Carl Anderson, a longtime business owner, was closing his downtown shop when the storm came through.
Andersonis meeting with his insurance adjuster Wednesday, September 25, to survey the damage.
"We are going to climb up on some roofs and see what's going on up there. You really don't know until you get up there and look at it, because the wind can do things that you don't know about," said Anderson.
Pictures taken by David Gehman show some of you trying to drive through the flooded downtown streets. A photo also shows Flood waters came right up to the front door of Country Charms downtown.
Carl Anderson, a store owner, was inside his store when the rain came pouring down.
"We'll it was kind of amazing more than anything,” said Anderson.
Anderson had one last customer inside, but she waited out the storm.
"We couldn't get out of the store to get her to her car that's how bad it was,” said Anderson.
Another Atmore resident Christopher French was finishing up construction work when the storm rolled through.
"It was just like lightning, thundering, wind. It was more heavier rain then it was wind. That's when I had to book it! I had to get out of it,” said French.
French knew it was bad when he paid a visit to his favorite gas station today and saw part of the awning on the ground.
"After I seen all this here I said, 'Uh oh.' It was a little rougher than I though it was,” said French.
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