Ashcraft Corner Tornado - Lamar and Fayette Counties - March 26, 2009

Estimated Maximum Wind:
100 mph
Damage Path Length:
3 1/3 miles
Maximum Path Width:
100 yards
Approximate Start Point / Time:
33.5374 / -87.9551
3:20am CDT
Approximate End Point / Time:
33.5610 / -87.9050
3:28am CDT

A National Weather Service Damage Assessment Team has surveyed the storm damage in Lamar and Fayette Counties. It has been determined the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado has been rated an EF-1 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. Damage estimates were consistent with winds around 100 mph.

The tornado touched down in far southeastern Lamar County and tracked to the northeast, lifting in Fayette County near the intersection of Alabama Highway 159 and Summers Rd. Two homes were damaged, one business was damaged and five outbuildings were either damaged or destroyed.

No hail was reported with this storm. is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.