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A tornado ripped through Aumsville just before noon today. Eyewitness "Jennifer" says the devastation is incredible. She says it sounded like a bomb went off, roofs collapsed, bricks and wires everywhere.  A plumbing store is reported destroyed.  The initial reports of a man having a bump to his head. there are no other reports of injuries at this point.

 
Assistant City Administrator Laura Hoffman says there is quite a bit of damage. City Hall and the police station were also hit.  There's also a report of a house torn off its foundation, and power lines across the roads. People are asked to avoid downtown so that emergency personnel can get where they need to go. The school was not hit. Hoffman says are reports of minor injuries. a shelter has been set up at the Bethel Baptist Church on Cleveland Street. 
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  • Intersection of NW Broadway Street and NW Delaware for waterline replacement project, road closures with detours clearly marked for thru traffic, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily with roads opened nightly. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use Bond Street and Wall Street.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.