Wolf Creek/Pell City Tornado - St. Clair County
May 3, 2009


EF-1
Estimated Maximum Wind:
90-100 mph
Injuries/Fatalities:
None
Damage Path Length:
16.58 miles
Maximum Path Width:
800 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
33.5215/-86.4101
at 227 pm
Approximate End Point/Time:
33.6651/-86.1795
at 247 pm

A National Weather Service Damage Assessment Team has surveyed the storm damage in St. Clair County. 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 between 90 and 100 mph.

A tornado touched down in Pleasant Grove along County Road 27. The tornado tracked northeastward and generally paralleled County Road 27 and Wolf Creek. The tornado crossed Interstate 20 near the intersection of US Highway 231 in Pell City. The tornado continued northeastward all the way to the Coosa River just beyond the River Ranch Road Community. Numerous trees and power poles were snapped off along the path. Many fallen trees and power poles landed on homes and outbuildings.

 

 


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Damage near the Coosa River

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Damage near the Coosa River

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Tree Damage & Debris near the Coosa River

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Outbuilidng Damage near the Coosa River

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Debris near the Coosa River

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Tree Damage near the Coosa River

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Tree Debris near Pell City

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Tree Damage near Pell City

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Debris on One Side of the House

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Debris on the Other Side of the House
 


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