Tri-City Ledger -

By Joe Thomas
Ledger Editor 

Cell apps give storm warning

Families in Bethel-Roberts area take cover as twister approaches


April 26, 2018

Joe Thomas

Storm rips roof off of the Days' home on Yellow Creek Road

Minutes before a storm roared through the Bethel-Roberts community Sunday afternoon in Escambia County, Ala., the two residents mostly impacted received their initial warning through their cell phones. Television weather reports confirmed the news and both families took cover as the storm ripped off roofs and destroyed a pole barn.

Gene and Marissa Whitt and their children were inside their home at 606 Yellow Creek Road. Tiffany Day and her children were inside a mobile home across the road.

The first tornado warning was issued at 1:26 p.m. When the Whitts received the alert on their cell p...

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