A National Weather Service Damage Assessment Team has surveyed the storm damage in Russell County. 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 between 95 & 105 mph.
An EF-1 tornado briefly touched down near Seale. The tornado produced damage near the intersection of Ridge Road and Rutledge Road. This location is approximately 4 miles east northeast of Seale. One mobile home was destroyed and one woman occupant of the mobile home was injured. Several trees were also blown down along the short path. The tornado damage path was one half of a mile long and was 100 yards wide at its widest point.