From emergency warnings and funnel cloud sightings in Foley to communities overflowing in Loxley, Baldwin county residents say they're shocked by Sunday's storms.
“The skies turned black and it was nervewracking and my poor little dog was having a fit,” Foley resident Tonya Turner said.
Turner lives less than 10 miles from where a possible tornado was spotted Sunday. She told NBC 15 between thunderbolts and emergency tornado tones, she worked hard to hold down the fort at home and keep her children calm.
“The news flashes kept on coming across our phones and my daughter started screaming ‘Ah there’s a tornado warning out until 4:45,’” Tuner said, adding “I said baby it's 4:44 p.m., you are going to be okay I think you made it."
Unfortunately, others had a hard time making it home to Loxley.
Our NBC 15 news crew experienced flooding firsthand heading down Highway 59 to meet a weather spotter with Live Storm Media.
“As a weather spotter, it's important for me to keep people safe,” weather spotter Bill Davis said, adding “When I see things like this it's heartbreaking."
Bill Davis had his wife film as he drove home along County Road 55 in Loxley to show others the safety hazards consuming cul-de-sacs on both sides of the road.
“We saw yards that were completely submerged. I mean there was no grass showing, it looked like the house was on an island," Davis said.
Davis showed NBC 15 footage as firefighters had him follow an emergency vehicle on the left side of the road to safety.
"I was a little worried too, because the water was over the road in several areas and they always tell you 'don't drown turn around.' That's the motto," Davis said.
It was a frightening experience for Baldwin County residents Sunday. No area was immune to the ominous clouds cast over local communities.
Davis said on a normal rainy day there are already drainage issues along County Road 55 in Loxley. He said he fears what the area will look like on Monday.