Montgomery F2 Tornado - November 15, 2006
National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed the storm damage that affected the city of Montgomery. It has been determined that the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado has been rated an F2 on the Fujita Damage Intensity Scale.
The tornado damage path was approximately 6.8 miles long and 250 yards wide at its widest point. Tthe tornado touched down approximately 1.4 miles southwest of the Shakespeare Festival and tracked northeastward across the Woodmere and Beauvoir Lakes Subdivisions. The tornado crossed Interstate 85 at Bell Road and continued northeastward to the Atlanta Highway...just west of Taylor Road. Numerous trees were snapped off or downed along the path with minor roof damage to numerous homes. Near the Atlanta Highway...the tornado crossed the A.U.M. ball field complex and struck the Montgomery Postal Processing and Distribution Center and Post Office. The main doors of the post office were blown in and portions of the roof were lifted off to the north. Numerous trees were snapped off at ground level on the south and west sides of the building. A tractor trailer was completely turned around and moved 30 yards and flipped over. Other postal vehicles and cars in the parking lot were moved or received significant damage. Just to the north...the tornado produced major damage to the Fun Zone Skating Rink. This was a large metal building structure which was nearly totally destroyed. Several vehicles were tossed around and significantly damaged or crushed by debris from the building. As the tornado crossed the Atlanta Highway, several metal power poles were either significantly bent or downed. At the Saddleback Ridge Apartment Complex, at least two apartment buildings lost their roofs and portions of the second floor. The tornado continued another 2.25 miles northeastward ending in a field just south of Wares Ferry Road. Six people suffered minor injuries. The tornado touched down at approximately 1025 AM CST and lifted around 1035 AM CST. A Tornado Warning was in effect for Montgomery County from 953 AM CST to 1045 AM CST.