A National Weather Service Damage Assessment Team has surveyed the storm damage in Fayette and Walker Counties. 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 around 100 mph with a damage path of 400 yds wide at its widest point.
A tornado formed in southeastern Fayette County about 4 miles northeast of Berry. The tornado tracked northeastward and crossed into Walker County. The tornado lifted 5 miles west of Oakman. Along the damage path, several hundred trees were snapped off or were uprooted. A 100 ft radio tower was blown down.