Macon & Russell County Tornado - April 11, 2007
National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed storm damage in eastern Macon County and western Russell County. It has been determined that the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado has been rated an EF-1 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale with estimated maximum winds around 90 mph.
A tornado touched down along County Road 10...approximately 6.8 miles southeast of Tuskegee or 4.4 miles northwest of Warriorstand. The tornado tracked east southeast across the remainder of eastern Macon County and crossed into Russell County. The tornado lifted near the intersection of State Highway 51 and Cowpen Road near the Uchee Community. The tornado damage path was 12.1 miles long and was 400 yards wide at its widest point. Hundreds of trees were either snapped off or blown over along the path. The highest winds were estimated around 90 mph...an EF1 tornado...although much of the damage was consistent with EF0 damage. The tornado was on the ground from approximately 554 PM until 616 PM. A Tornado Watch was in effect for Macon and Russell Counties from 345 PM until 1000 PM. A Tornado Warning was in effect for Macon County from 509 PM until 730 PM. A Tornado Warning was in effect for Russell County from 555 PM until 730 PM.
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