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.
23 tornadoes occurred on February 17, 2008 across the Southeast. A long-track tornado (75.63 miles) moved from Russell County, AL into 5 counties in Georgia. It ended near Roberta in Crawford County.
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.
Per the NWS Huntsville Survey, max winds were estimated at 170 mph. This occurred in Lawrence County. The tornado developed near the Pinhook Community, north of Bankhead National Forest) just after 3am CST. The tornado tracked 16.7 miles. It ended 3 miles SSE of Caddo in Morgan County at 3:20am CST.
An EF-2 tornado was confirmed in Pickens County, AL on February 2, 2016. Max winds were determined by the NWS to be around 135 mph. The tornado developed in the SW part of the county south of AL Hwy 21 and west of County Road 87. It moved NE for a total of 26.2 miles.
This tornado moved to the northeast for about 20 miles. The Storm Data entry mentions that the tornado cloud was sighted several times and that during the early part of the path it was not continuous.