Cleburne County Tornado - May 11th, 2008
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A National Weather Service Damage Assessment Team has surveyed the storm damage in Cleburne County. It has been determined the damage was the result of a tornado. This additional damage path was produced by the same storm that dropped the Heflin Tornado but the damage paths were not linked. The tornado has been rated an EF-1 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. Damage estimates were consistent with winds around 90 mph. The tornado damage path was approximately 2.4 miles long and was around 150 yards wide at its widest point.
The tornado touched down near Exit 205 along Interstate 20, or 5 miles east of Heflin and traveled eastward. The tornado affected areas generally along County Road 114 east of State Highway 46. The tornado lifted just west of the intersection of County Road 114 and County Road 62. Several homes were badly damaged and at least two had significant portions of their roofs blown off. Numerous trees were blown down or were snapped off along the path. No injuries were reported.