Powellville Tornado - Walker County
May 6, 2009

Estimated Maximum Wind:
85 mph
Damage Path Length:
0.25 miles
Maximum Path Width:
75 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
at 924 am
Approximate End Point/Time:
at 924 am

A National Weather Service Damage Assessment Team has surveyed the storm damage in Walker County. It has been determined the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado has been rated an EF-0 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. Damage estimates were consistent with winds around 85 mph.

A tornado briefly touched down along Highway 69 and crossed the road before lifting. A carport was destroyed with debris scattered across the road. Several trees were uprooted and snapped and a trampoline was carried 200 yards downwind. A utility pole was also snapped but was likely impacted by debris. A special thanks to NWS Huntsville for completing this survey. A special thanks to the Walker County Emergency Management Agency for help collecting the assessment information.



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Debris & Telephone Pole Damage


Roof Damage

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