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Storms bring rain, wind

Officials said there was no major damage as a result of the storms that ran through the Atmore area on Sunday.

Escambia County EMA Director David Adams said he heard through a third party about some downed trees north of Atmore. In fact, trees broke in half and limbs fell at a residence on Woods Road, just off of Jack Springs Road.

“That was the only thing I heard,” Adams said.

Adams was referring to the tornado that ravaged parts of Lee County and Beauregard, where at least 23 people were killed on Sunday, according to an Associated Press report.

“We were very blessed,” Adams said.

Adams said the area experienced strong thunderstorms, and just over an inch-and-a-half of rain fell.

“I don’t expect any flooding issues on the creeks and the (Escambia) river,” he said.

Adams said he also heard of some damage in Washington, Clarke and Monroe Counties, but it was typical for a thunderstorm.

Adams said it’s peculiar that thunderstorms are getting severe at this time of the year as they typically pick up severity during the summer.

Later this week, temperatures are forecasted to be in the 60s tomorrow, and as high as 70 on Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

Adams said those who are interested in making donations to aid those effected by Sunday’s tornado in Lee County can make them to agencies helping in the recovery effort.