Elmore County Tornado - April 11, 2007
National Weather Service meteorologists gathered information along with the Elmore County Emergency Management Agency and have determined a brief tornado occurred in southern Elmore County. The tornado has been rated an EF-0 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale with estimated maximum winds between 70 mph.
A brief tornado touch down occurred about 4.8 miles southeast of Wetumpka. The tornado caused minor damage to at least one home and knocked a few trees over. The damage occurred near Ridgefield Drive near the New Bingham Community. The tornado damage path was less than a tenth of a mile long and 25 yards wide at its widest point. Additional funnel cloud reports were received as the storm moved through southern Elmore County...but no additional damage was discovered. The tornado was on the ground at about 505 PM. A Tornado Watch was in effect for Elmore County from 140 PM until 800 PM. A Tornado Warning was in effect for Elmore County from 427 PM until 600 PM.
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