Thursday, September 23, 2021
Thursday, September 23, 2021

Wind storm uproots trees, crushes RVs. See video (may be disturbing!)

Oh, my goodness! This truly is every RVer’s nightmare — a thunderstorm creates powerful winds blowing at 80 miles per hour. In this case, trees were ripped out by their roots, and then toppled onto RVs, trucks, cars and park buildings. Large hail damaged roofs and RVs’ siding.

It happened Monday night at Wind Creek State Park in Alexander City, on Lake Martin in Tallapoosa County, Alabama. Alexander City Mayor Tommy Spraggins said a third of the power customers in his town were without service.

“Straight line winds at 80 miles an hour is just as destructive as a tornado,” said Jason Moran, Tallapoosa County EMA Director.

Trees fell onto roads throughout the county, closing them until crews with chainsaws arrived to clear them. At least for now, no fatalities, only minor injuries have been reported. More storms are forecast for today, Tuesday. Fingers are crossed they don’t cause similar damage.

Watch the video to see the damage, which was extensive.


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1 year ago

Yumpin’ yimminee.

arlene monnar
1 year ago

Does your Rv insurance cover the cost of this damage or this considered an “act of god”?

Donald N Wright
1 year ago

Chuck, how about teaching a class or writing an article about RV’s and storms. Tying them down so they do not turn over, closing the slide outs, tape on windows, disconnecting the cable and hoses. Please include small campers as we die also.

arlene monnar
1 year ago

good suggestion. being new to rv’ing, i wouldn’t have a clue how to go about doing this, or even needing to!!

Tommy Molnar
1 year ago

Most times there’s no time to do what you suggest. Tying the RV down? I don’t know how you would do that. Taping windows? Maybe pulling in the slide and unhooking from your pedistal, but that’s it. Especially if it happens at night and you’re sleeping.

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