Alabama suffers damage from Hurricane Michael

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MADRID, Ala. (WISH) – Florida wasn’t the only state to suffer damage due to Hurricane Michael.

Southeastern Alabama also received its fair share.

News 8’s Brittany Lewis was in Alabama where an extreme wind advisory was issued Wednesday afternoon.

Wind gusts were around 70 miles per hour and caused a lot of damage. 

Fire department crews in the area were getting call after call of downed trees, but they were put on something called a non-emergency hold so they couldn’t really assess the damage until after the storm passed.

The really serious part of the storm lasted for about four hours Wednesday and when it was over there were downed trees everywhere.

Huge old trees blocked the majority of the streets in the town. Firefighters used chainsaws to remove these trees from at least part of the road. Crews were working really hard in an area near mobile homes where several residents are on oxygen so those people could get to a place with power. 

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