Elmore County F1 Tornado near Emerald Mountain - November 15, 2006
National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed the storm damage that affected southern Elmore County. It has been determined that the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado has been rated an F1 on the Fujita Damage Intensity Scale.
A tornado touched down just north of the Tallapoosa River, just to the northeast of the toll bridge. This location is near the intersection of Emerald Mountain Expressway and County Road 4. A few small trees were blown over and limbs were broken off trees. The tornado tracked northeast into the Emerald Mountain Subdivision. At the top of the hill, a well constructed home sustained fairly substantial roof damage with the entire roof being shifted 3 inches. The tornado lifted in the Emerald Mountain Subdivision east of Grove Park Loop. The tornado damage path was 1.5 miles long and was 150 yards wide at its widest point. The tornado touched down at approximately 1040 AM CST and lifted at 1042 AM CST. A Tornado Warning was in effect for Elmore County from 1035 AM CST to 1115 AM CST.