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06febAll DayDemopolis (Marengo County, AL)

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Start Time:  2:13 am CST

End Time: 2:15 am CST

Rating:  EF1

Estimated Peak Winds: 105-110 mph

Path length: 1.29 miles

Width: 400 yards

Fatalities:  1

Injuries: 1

County: Marengo

State:  Alabama

Start Lat/Lon: 32.4617 / -87.8012

End Lat/Lon: 32.4725 / -87.7834


The tornado touched down southeast of Demopolis, west of US Highway 43.  The tornado moved northeastward and produced damage near Starmont Lane and Orchard Drive.  Several trees were uprooted or were snapped off. Two homes suffered minor damage. The most concentrated damage occurred at US Highway 43 near CR 54. This is the location where 2 manufactured homes were destroyed and 2 homes were damaged. The one injury and the one fatality occurred in the manufactured home that was totally destroyed. Several trees were blown down in this location too. The tornado continued across US Highway 43 where it destroyed a barn and knocked many more trees down.  The tornado then lifted before it crossed French Creek near the quarry. The tornado damage path was 1.29 miles long and was 400 yards wide at its widest point.


Sources:

Public Information Statement

NWS Birmingham Summary


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