Hoover Tornado - Jefferson County - April 11th, 2008
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A National Weather Service Damage Assessment Team has surveyed the storm damage in Hoover. It has been determined the damage was the result of a tornado.
At the Colonial Grand Apartments, mulitple trees were snapped and uprooted. The tornado moved northeast and caused more damage an the Cedar Brook Apartments. Multiple trees were snapped off and major roof damage occurred when a brick fire wall used to separate units collapsed. The path length of the brief tornado was approximately two tens of a mile and was 30 yards wide at its widest point. The tornado has been rated an EF-0 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale as damage was consistent with winds of 75 to 80 mph.