Dora Tornado...November 10, 2002

The Dora Tornado, the sixth tornado of the evening, began at 9:38 pm, when the tornado first touched down on the banks of the Mulberry Fork of the Black Warrior River southwest of Dora. The initial touchdown was in an area of open fields and woods and the first structural damage occurred as the tornado reached the southwest side of Dora. Trees were downed with a good deal of roof damage to homes as the tornado traveled through the middle of Dora. Traveling northeast the tornado damaged a number of structures in Dora, before ending fairly abruptly on the north side of town at 9:47 pm.

The total path length was 4.3 miles, with a width of 300 yards. No deaths or injuries were reported. This tornado was rated an F1.

Tornado Watch Number 748 was issued at 4:35 pm. A Tornado Warning was issued for Walker County at 9:15 pm.

Thumbnail images below link to full sized images. All photos were taken by National Weather Service personnel.

  Map of the damage path
Map of the damage path.

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