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Property damaged as strong storms move through

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Damage in Lawrence County. Damage in Lawrence County.

Thunderstorms moved across north Alabama on Friday, leaving behind damage.

Several trees fell in Somerville, blocking roads and damaging homes. A woman said a tree fell on her home around 3 a.m. She believes the shallow roots and a big gust of wind contributed to the crash.

The homeowner was not injured and no one else was there when the tree fell. Rain is leaking into the house and they are working to get a tree service on the property some time later Friday.

The storms also caused widespread damage in Lawrence County. Several empty chicken houses were blown across fields. Trees fell and blocked several roads in the area.

No injuries have been reported in connection with the storms and the Lawrence County sheriff said there isn't major damage.

The National Weather Service released their preliminary storm damage report and said it was likely straight line winds that caused the damage, not a tornado.

If you see storm damage where you are and can safely snap a photo, email it to or tweet it to @waff48.

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