2 Tornadoes - May 2, 2009

 

Luxapallia Creek Tornado- (Fayette County)
May 2, 2009

 

EF-0
Estimated Maximum Wind:
60 mph
Injuries/Fatalities:
None
Damage Path Length:
0.05 miles
Maximum Path Width:
30 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
33.7170/-87.8790
at 520 pm
Approximate End Point/Time:
33.7170/-87.8790
at 520 pm

Based on eyewitness accounts and subsequent surveys by County Officials, two tornado touchdowns have been identified in western Alabama on Saturday May 2nd.

A brief tornado touchdown was reported by two law enforcement officers in a wooden area near the intersection of State Highway 18 and State Highway 107. This location is just northwest of the city of Fayette. A subsequent survey of the area by county officials revealed very little damage.

 

 


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Hightogy Tornado (Lamar County)
May 2, 2009

 

EF-0
Estimated Maximum Wind:
70 mph
Injuries/Fatalities:
None
Damage Path Length:
2.50 miles
Maximum Path Width:
50 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
33.6711/-88.0898
at 527 pm
Approximate End Point/Time:
33.6781/-88.0468
at 531 pm
 

Based on eyewitness accounts and subsequent surveys by County Officials, two tornado touchdowns have been identified in western Alabama on Saturday May 2nd.

A storm survey by Lamar County Officials revealed a tornado damage path near the Hightogy and Kingville Communities. The tornado touched down along State Highway 17 just south of Hightogy. The tornado then traveled east northeast and lifted after it crossed County Road 20 near Wright Road. The damage path was mainly confined to wooded areas. Several trees were snapped off along the path and a few roadways were temporarily impassable.

 

 


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