Haleyville F1 Tornado - April 7th, 2006
An F1 tornado touched down in far eastern Marion County, just north of State Highway 129. The tornado tracked northeastward through the southern part of Haleyville, crossed State Highway 13, crossed County Road 32 and ended just south of the Needmore community. The tornado damage path was approximately 4.7 miles long and was 150 yards wide at its widest point. The tornado was on the ground from 1000 PM CDT until 1006 PM CDT. The tornado caused significant roof damage to the Windwood Hotel. A local gas station and a vacant old textile mill building suffered roof damage near downtown Haleyville. One home had a tree fall on its carport which caused major damage to the carport and a vehicle parked beside of it. On the east side of Haleyville, Haleyville High School received damage to sections of its roof and both baseball dugouts received significant damage. A batters cage and the top floor of a press box were completely destroyed. Several trees and power lines were blown down along the path. A Tornado Warning was issued for Marion County 936 PM CDT valid until 1015 PM CDT. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was in effect for Winston County from 955 PM CDT valid until 1100 PM CDT. The warning was upgraded to a Tornado Warning from 1007 PM CDT valid until 1045 PM CDT.
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