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.
Ten University of South Alabama football players were honored with the release of the 2013 all- Sun Belt Conference teams on Wednesday, December 11, and Jaguar head coach Joey Jones was selected the league's Coach of the Year.
An arrest has been made in the robbery to the Country Breeze convenience store on Old Pascagoula Road in Grand Bay.
The Fairhope Police Department recently arrested three young men in connection with multiple cases of burglaries in town.
Three people are dead after a shooting near the University of South Alabama Tuesday, December 10. Mobile Police said China Barber, Augustus Bennett, and Robert Sprinkle were the victims of what police call a murder-suicide.
Mobile police have released the names of three shooting victims. Police say the shooting was the result of domestic violence.
Bay Area Food Bank, Christian Food Pantry, and American Flooring and Cabinets join together to feed families in need this Christmas season.