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13febAll DayAlexander City (Tallapoosa County, AL)

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Start Time:  4:12 am CST 

End Time: 4:15 am CST

Rating:  EF1

Estimated Peak Winds: 90 mph

Path length: 2.10 miles

Width: 300 yards

Fatalities:  0

Injuries: 0

County: Tallapoosa

State:  Alabama

Start Lat/Lon: 33.0162 / -85.9171

End Lat/Lon: 33.0162 / -85.8819


This tornado began northeast of Alexander City along Campground Road, where some tree damage was initially observed.  The tornado moved eastward where it increased in intensity and width. The worst damage occurred along Town Creek Road where the road bends northward along Hillabee Creek.  In that area, many trees of various sizes were snapped or uprooted.  There were just a few structures within the path of the tornado.  One home had minor shingle loss and failure of a window frame, along with damage to outbuildings.  One home had damage to a window from flying debris.  One home had a bit more in the way of shingle loss and shifting of the ridge vent, shifting of porch columns (likely due to uplift of the porch overhang), and a window blown out of a truck.  Due to the number of fallen trees (the most notable damage indicator in this case), this tornado was assigned a low-end EF-1 intensity. The tornado then crossed Hillabee Creek in a weakening state and ended between the creek and Sanford Road.


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