The storm that moved through the Mobile and Baldwin County areas Thursday morning caused problems during and before rush hour.

There was everything from tree and yard damage, to a major road being flooded.

Rain and strong wind contributed to heavy flooding before sunrise on part of the Causeway.

High waves brought water from Mobile Bay on shore.

The water was so high on one stretch of the roadway that authorities advised people to avoid the area.

But there was still traffic, and some people tried to drive through the high water.

There was also minor wind damage on Linda Smith Drive in Theodore.

A resident says high winds flipped a shed over on its roof.

You could also see the effects of strong winds near Mill Run Apartments on Halls Mill Road.

Small tree branches littered the area.

But it was a much different story on Kingswood Drive near Old Shell and University.

Powerful wind knocked down a huge oak tree.

Ryan Brock lives on Kingswood and says he could hear the wind start blowing right before 7 Thursday morning.

Brock said, "We heard the tree go down and the power went out and, when the lines broke we could see some, it looked like a roadside flare, a big orange fireball, I guess, from the lines being down. So that was quite a fireworks show."

The fireworks show was enough to wake up Brock's seven year old son, Walker.

Walker said, "The power went out, and, then, my mom and dad came in, and, then, we saw something orange coming out the window and, then there was big electric fire."

When asked if he was scared, Walker said, "Uh huh. I thought I was going to die."

Walker was already wearing a hard hat he owns while inspecting the damage, but utility workers gave him another piece of equipment, in case he wants to follow in their footsteps.

Ryan Brock said, "Those guys just gave him a headlamp, so this is an exciting day."

Also, Alabama State Port Authority officials said about 30 containers were blown over at APM Terminals.

They said their instrumentation clocked winds up to 80 or 90 miles per hour.

There were no reports of any injuries.

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