Four Tornadoes Confirmed in Alabama

By: Stephen Bowers Email
By: Stephen Bowers Email

A Storm Damage Assessment Team from the National Weather Service in Mobile, Alabama confirms a tornado blasted through Mobile early Monday morning.

The National Weather Service says the tornado ranks EF-1 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale, which classifies tornadoes based on their wind speeds and relates the magnitude of damage to those wind speeds.

At its strongest, the tornado had winds approaching 100 mph and left behind a path of moderate damage on the west side of Mobile. The tornado was on the ground for about one mile and lifted near Virginia College and the Festival Center Shopping Mall.

No injuries have been reported.

Another storm survey team from Mobile's National Weather Service looked into damage in Baldwin County, Alabama, just east of Mobile Bay. They concluded an EF-1 tornado with 100 mph winds touched down around 9:10 pm Sunday in the town Elsanor and was on the ground for about four minutes cutting a nearly 100 yard path that was nearly two miles long. Damage was mainly to trees, mobile homes, and sheds. One injury was reported - a woman cut her foot on broken glass.

Still another survey team has been assessing storm damage, this time in northern Alabama.

The National Weather Service in Huntsville confirms an EF-1 tornado was on the ground for over a mile and was two football fields wide at its largest. The winds were around 95 mph and did significant damage to parts of Moore County near Pleasant Hill, Alabama.

A fourth tornado was confirmed in Alabama. This, the second of two in northern Alabama, was the strongest of the four. The National Weather Service in Huntsville says It touched down near the town Section in southern Jackson County around 3:45 am Sunday and tracked across Dekalb County before lifting around 4:15 am. This storm ranked EF-2 and produced the most significant damage near the towns Pisgah and Ider. Several homes and farm building had major damage to roofs and exterior walls. The football stadium at Ider High School suffered major damage. The scoreboard and concrete bleachers were destroyed.


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