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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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