PRICHARD, Ala. (WALA) - Parts of the Prichard community woke up Dec. 26 to major damage in their neighborhoods and businesses after a tornado and severe thunderstorms tore through the area Christmas Day.
Roofs are missing from homes on Chin Street. Windows are bashed in and living rooms are torn apart.
And some said they even caught a glimpse of the violent storm that caused all of this damage.
"My husband was like, ‘Y'all get under the bed!' So we got under the bed. Everybody was scared; it was like real loud. and when we got up and looked outside we saw everything going that way." said Debra Barker.
Just a few miles away on Telegraph Road, Millers Transporters is slowly getting back to business.
Worker said wind blew storage pods, stacked about three high, about 150f feet and into the maintenance shop.
The pods weigh close to 9,000 pounds.
"This building has been here since 1968. We've been in business since 78, and it survived Fredrick Ivan an all the other hurricanes. We've never had any significant damage like this from a storm,' said District Operations Manager David
Although some trucks were completely destroyed, some drivers like Tammy Polle are grateful their trucks are ok.
"Any other time, I would have parked by the fence. Thank you Lord, my little truck," said Polle.
Mobile police have released the names of three shooting victims. Police say the shooting was the result of domestic violence.
A Grand Bay family woke up to an unexpected guest on their back porch Wednesday, December 11 - a donkey. Don Edeker said the little guy is lost, and he's trying to help his owner find him.
Clear skies and a secondary push of chilly air arrive tonight as a stronger area of high pressure moves in from the central plains.
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