Storm rips trees, poles in Brewton

Storm with straight-line winds roar through the middle of the city Wednesday morning

Several trees hit the ground, houses were damaged and power poles were snapped Wednesday morning when a severe thunderstorm roared through the middle of Brewton leaving a path of destruction but no injuries were reported.

Connie Baggett, director of program management for the city of Brewton, said about 7:55 a.m. Wednesday she received a weather alert on her cell phone about a severe thunderstorm heading toward Brewton. Within 5 minutes the storm hit with high winds and dark clouds.

"Within 5 minutes it was gone," Baggett said. "But there were a lot of scary minutes. It doesn't take long for t...