Tuscumbia Tornado-
Colbert County
February 23, 1909

Estimated Maximum Wind:
1 Injured/ 1 Fatality
Damage Path Length:
1+ miles
Maximum Path Width:
100 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
Near Tuscumbia/ 530 pm
Approximate End Point/Time:

The tornado occurred about 7 miles southwest of Tuscumbia around 530 pm. Its path was about 100 yards wide and extended alittle over 1 mile from southwest to northeast. Destructive winds accompanied the usual funnel shaped cloud and did serious damage. At least 5 frame buildings were destroyed and other damage was incurred.

This article courtesy of the Google Digitization Project,  Monthly Weather Review March 1909 Page 111, and Mr. F. P. Chaffee.




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