A wave of severe storms moved across the Tennessee Valley early Sunday morning, leaving behind damage in many communities.
As the storms moved through, several tornado warnings were issued by the National Weather Service between 11PM Saturday night and 3:30 Sunday morning. The NWS in Huntsville will survey damage left behind by a tornado-warned storm in Franklin County, Alabama to determine if a tornado did touch down there.
Their full statement on the planned survey is below:
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
900 AM CDT SUN APR 14 2019
…STORM SURVEY PLANNED TODAY…
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HUNTSVILLE WILL BE SENDING A
TEAM TO SURVEY DAMAGE THAT OCCURRED WITH THE STORMS THAT MOVED
THROUGH FRANKLIN COUNTY AL EARLY THIS MORNING.
A MAJOR CONTRIBUTION TO THE SUCCESS OF OUR SEVERE WEATHER WARNING
PROGRAM IS THE RECEIPT OF STORM REPORTS FROM ALL OUR CUSTOMERS
AND PARTNERS ACROSS NORTHERN ALABAMA AND SOUTHERN MIDDLE
TENNESSEE. IF YOU WITNESSED OR ARE AWARE OF ANY STORM DAMAGE,
PLEASE CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HUNTSVILLE OR YOUR
LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY.
ADDITIONAL PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS WILL BE RELEASED LATER
AS DETAILS ARE RECEIVED FROM THE FIELD. THESE WILL ALSO BE MADE
AVAILABLE ON OUR HOME PAGE AT WEATHER.GOV/HUNTSVILLE.