Tuscaloosa, AL F4 Tornado – February 23, 1975

There was heavy damage south of Tuscaloosa, several homes were leveled. In the SE part of the city, significant damage occurred at the intersection of I-59 and McFarland Blvd. A new Scottish Inn Motel was destroyed. 23-year-old housekeeper Thelma Hill was killed when most of the second floor of the motel was sheared away by the tornado causing a wall to fall on her.

Joppa-Arab, AL F3 Tornado – February 16, 1995

This tornado began about 3 miles west of Joppa just before 5am CT. It travelled ENE through the town, across Alabama Highway 69 and into Marshall County just SW of Arab. The tornado moved across the south side of Arab. It moved into the rugged terrain east of this area and dissipated at the Browns Creek Section of Guntersville Lake just north of the Diamond Community.

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