The first tornado of the day began a few miles southwest of Hanceville and lasted but a few moments. The tornado cloud is described as having the appearance of a slender white column. Its path extended from southwest to northeast and averaged 80 yards wide.
The second tornado began about 3 miles southwest of Burkville around 430 pm. The tornado extended 10 miles into Montgomery County. It also was accompanied by a funnel shaped cloud. The average width was 150 yards. At least six small frame homes were destroyed near Burkville. At Stone's Plantation about 9 miles west of Montgomery, at least eight homes and numerous farm implements were destroyed. The tin roof of a home on Stone's Plantation was ripped off a wrapped around a tree. Two bales of cotton, bound with 6 metal ties each, were torn to pieces and scattered some distance to the northeast. A large manure spreader weighingover 1000 lbs was broken up and some pieces carried a distance away.
This article courtesy of the Google Digitization Project, Monthly Weather Review March 1909 Page 111, and Mr. F. P. Chaffee.