This long track tornado was one of 21 that occurred on November 16, 2011. It began in NE Macon County south of Notasulga and moved northeast. About a dozen mobile homes were damaged along County Road 54. The tornado moved into Lee County and traveled over 30 miles. There was significant damage in Auburn.
November 15, 1989 was a heartbreaking day for the city of Huntsville, AL. An F4 tornado hit the southern part of the city crossing through a busy business section and heavily populated residential area at the time of afternoon rush hour. Twenty-one people were killed, 18 died in the tornado and 3 other later from injuries. 57% of the deaths occurred in automobiles.
This estimated F4 tornado moved ENE from 5 miles north of Luverne to Comer. Dozens of homes were destroyed in rural communities near the Crenshow/Pike County line.
This F3 tracked 15 miles through parts of Colbert and Lawrence Counties in Alabama. There were 3 injuries. One injury occurred when Jesse McQuire was lifted out of his house and dropped 200 feet away INTO another house. The house he was dropped into was destroyed but a dozen eggs were found in the kitchen with nary a crack.
A handful of tornadoes occurred across parts of the Deep South on September 23, 1985. We look at an F2 that skipped about 22 miles through Conecuh County, AL.
This tornado spend most of its time in Tennessee. The total path length was 38 miles, 35 of which was in TN. It began near the town of Lutts in Wayne County and moved southeast into Lawrence County. It tracked through through Iron City and the St. Joseph area. Approx. 75% of the buildings in Iron City were damaged and 19 people were injured.
This tornado traveled 12.1 miles through parts of Clay County, AL. 19 homes were destroyed and 50 damaged. There were 7 fatalities.
This summary explores one of the 4-catastrophic EF5 tornadoes that occurred on April 27, 2011. A continuous tornado track was found that began west of Hamilton in SW Marion County, AL. The tornado strengthened rapidly and hit the city of Hackleburg as an EF5 with estimated max winds of 210 mph.
In this summary, we explore the F5 that began in rural sections of Eastern Tuscaloosa County, 1.5 miles east of the Warrior River. The tornado moved through mainly unpopulated areas in Eastern Tuscaloosa County and into extreme SW Jefferson County. The first major area hit was the Oak Grove Community. 3 deaths occurred in a mobile home and the Oak Grove School was destroyed.