A National Weather Service Damage Assessment Team has surveyed the storm damage in Lowndes County and has determined that the damage was caused by a tornado.
The tornado touched down just to the west of the intersection of Deer Trace Road and County Road 37. The tornado tracked to the southeast for almost 5 miles, crossed over the intersection of County Roads 26 and 5, and lifted just to the west of Interstate 65. Along the path, 5 grain elevators were destroyed, 3 chicken houses were damaged or destroyed and one home had nearly total roof removal on the windward side. Numerous trees were snapped, including a healthy live oak snapped at the base.