Windham Springs Tornado - January 10, 2008 

EF-3
Estimated Maximum Wind:
140-150 mph
Injuries/Fatalities:
None
Damage Path Length:
5.62 miles
Maximum Path Width:
350 yards
Approximate Start Point:
33.48/-87.51 at 411 PM
Approximate End Point:
33.54/-87.44 at 417 PM

National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed storm damage in far northern Tuscaloosa County, near the Windham Springs and Wiley Communities. It has been determined that the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado has been rated an EF-3 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale with estimated maximum winds 140-150 mph.

The tornado touched down around 411 PM just southwest of the intersection of AL-69 and CR-38, near Windham Springs. From there, it traveled northeast across the intersection, and then roughly parallel to CR-38 for about 5 miles, before lifting northeast of the Wiley Community around 417 PM. The tornado heavily damaged at least 5 structures, including a church in Windham Springs and a general store in Wiley. At least 33 trees were also either snapped or uprooted.

A Tornado Warning was in effect for this area from 331 PM until 432 PM. A Tornado Watch was in effect from 1134 AM until 622 PM.

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Credit Card In Drink Cooler

Nail (top) & Wood Stuck in Tree
Nail (top) & Wood Stuck in Tree

Windham Springs Baptist Church Damage
Windham Springs Baptist Church
Windham Springs Baptist Church Damage
Windham Springs Baptist Church
More Church Damage
More church damage
Store Damage
Store damage
Store Damage
More store damage
Store Damage
More store damage
Store Damage Debris
Store damage debris
Store damage debris
More damage debris
Car Flipped Over
Car flipped over

Damage Path

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