Damage as storms roll through area; commission calls emergency meeting

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This home and property on County Road 617 in White City were damaged in a severe storm on Thursday. (Nick Griffin for The Cullman Tribune)

WHITE CITY, Ala. – Severe storms rolled through the state Thursday afternoon, and the community of White City in Cullman County was hit hard. The roof was torn off the White City Community Center and a home next door suffered substantial damage. Multiple trees were downed. The Cullman County Sheriff's Office also reported downed power lines.

Cullman Emergency Management Agency Director Phyllis Little reported a mobile home on County Road 609 damaged by a tree and downed trees on County Road 766 near Welti.

No injuries have been reported.

The Cullman County Commission has called an emergency meeting for Friday morning at 8 a.m., with Cullman County Attorney Chad Floyd saying, "This meeting is in response to the White City Community Center, a voting location. With next week's special election (March 19 school tax referendum) fast approaching, the commission will have to sign a resolution naming a new temporary voting location or next week."

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