Tropical Storm Irma invaded the Valley yesterday with winds 15 to 30 mph and heavy rain. Areas such as Fredonia and Fairfax suffered power outages. Many neighborhoods were hit hard including one house on Church Street across from VHS that experienced heavy structural damage from a tree. Many businesses and schools closed early to prepare as the community braced it self for the storm. Lanett utilities along with Alabama power worked throughout the night for those affected.
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