Gov. Bentley cancels tour of Etowah Co. storm damage due to weat - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Gov. Bentley cancels tour of Etowah Co. storm damage due to weather

Storm damage in Etowah County. Source: WBRC video Storm damage in Etowah County. Source: WBRC video
Storm damage in Etowah County. Source: WBRC video Storm damage in Etowah County. Source: WBRC video
Storm damage in Etowah County. Source: WBRC video Storm damage in Etowah County. Source: WBRC video
ETOWAH COUNTY, AL (WBRC) -

Governor Robert Bentley has canceled his tour of the storm damage in Etowah County on Friday. The governor cited weather-related travel issues as the reason.

Lt. Governor Kay Ivey will continue with the tour on Friday afternoon.

State officials were scheduled to meet at Bethlehem Baptist Church on Sardis Road in Boaz and then tour some of the hardest-hit areas. Smith Institute in Etowah County saw a lot of damage.

On Friday morning, a woman was still working in her yard trying to clean up and remove large limbs and tree trunks.

Luckily no one was hurt when two tornadoes, an EF-1 and EF-3, passed through, but about 30 homes had major damage.

"It took all of our out buildings. It damaged our roof. And like you said it took our prettiest trees and left us our worst trees," resident Glenda Renfroe said.

Glenda Renfroe says if she could talk to Governor Bentley today, she would tell him he needs to be thankful for all the volunteers who have stepped up the last two weeks.

She also says she would like to see FEMA assist families in Etowah County.

Copyright 2014 WBRC. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Accused serial rapist and killer undetected working as cop

    Accused serial rapist and killer undetected working as cop

    Thursday, April 26 2018 2:39 AM EDT2018-04-26 06:39:08 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 12:53 PM EDT2018-04-26 16:53:13 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli). Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones, left, talks to reporters about the arrest Joesph James DeAngelo, seen in photo, on suspicion of committing a string of violent crimes in the 1970's and 1980's after a news conference. ...(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli). Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones, left, talks to reporters about the arrest Joesph James DeAngelo, seen in photo, on suspicion of committing a string of violent crimes in the 1970's and 1980's after a news conference. ...

    The suspected Golden State Killer became less prolific but deadlier after losing his job as a police officer.

    More >>

    The suspected Golden State Killer became less prolific but deadlier after losing his job as a police officer.

    More >>
  • Texas gang member executed for killing girl, grandmother

    Texas gang member executed for killing girl, grandmother

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 12:55 AM EDT2018-04-25 04:55:40 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 1:23 AM EDT2018-04-26 05:23:56 GMT
    (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP). This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Erick Davila. Attorneys for the Texas death row inmate want the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his scheduled execution this week fo...(Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP). This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Erick Davila. Attorneys for the Texas death row inmate want the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his scheduled execution this week fo...
    Attorneys for a condemned Texas prisoner are asking the US Supreme Court to halt his execution for killing a young girl and her grandmother in 2008.More >>
    Attorneys for a condemned Texas prisoner are asking the US Supreme Court to halt his execution for killing a young girl and her grandmother in 2008.More >>
  • Ford shifts gears, will stop making nearly all its passenger cars in North America

    Ford shifts gears, will stop making nearly all its passenger cars in North America

    Thursday, April 26 2018 11:55 AM EDT2018-04-26 15:55:54 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 11:55 AM EDT2018-04-26 15:55:54 GMT
    Over the next few years, the automaker will cut its North America passenger car lineup by more than 80 percent. (Source: Ford Motor Co.)Over the next few years, the automaker will cut its North America passenger car lineup by more than 80 percent. (Source: Ford Motor Co.)

    Over the next few years, the automaker will cut its North America passenger car lineup by more than 80 percent.

    More >>

    Over the next few years, the automaker will cut its North America passenger car lineup by more than 80 percent.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly