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03marAll DayLawley (Bibb County, AL)

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Start Time:  6:28 am CST 

End Time: 6:38 am CST 

Rating:  EF1

Estimated Peak Winds: 110 mph

Path length:  6.21 miles

Width: 525 yards

Fatalities:  0

Injuries:  0

County: Bibb

State:  Alabama

Start Lat/Lon: 32.8648 / -87.0496

End Lat/Lon: 32.647 / -86.9432


The tornado touched down in a heavily wooded area just west of Liberty Rd in southeast Bibb County.  The tornado intensified to EF-1 strength where it knocked a manufactured home off it’s foundation, and displaced a nearby vehicle.  Nearby, extensive tree damage was observed with at least several dozen trees snapped or uprooted.  The tornado generally continued on an eastward path where it continued to cause extensive tree damage, as well as damage to at least three homes along Maude Tower Rd and County Rd 29.  The tornado then moved over a heavily wooded area near Trail Branch before crossing US Hwy 82.  It then caused numerous trees to be snapped or uprooted near the Lawley Fire Department and Community Center.  The tornado then dissipated just east of County Road 36 near Oakmulgee Creek.  The National Weather Service in Birmingham would like to thank Bibb County Emergency Management for their assistance with this damage assessment.


Sources:

Public Information Statement

Data Assessment Tool

NWS Birmingham Summary


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