Eastaboga-Bynum Tornado

Damage in Calhoun County Damage in Calhoun County
Damage at Talladega Superspeedway Damage at Talladega Superspeedway
Damage at Talladega Superspeedway Damage at Talladega Superspeedway

The F2 tornado touched down in the vicinity of the Talladega Superspeedway. Two concession stands within the infield area of the race track had their roofs blown off. The Bush Garage area received building damage and the garage doors were bowed out. Debris was scattered between the garage area and Victory Lane. One digital leader board was completely destroyed and another one sustained major damage. The tornado continued on a northeast path across northern Talladega County.

Numerous trees were blown down or snapped off along the path. Several out-building were destroyed and sheet metal was lofted into trees. The tornado moved into the Eastaboga area where it caused severe damage. Two homes suffered major roof damage, two porches were destroyed and many trees were blown down. The tornado continued northeastward into southwest Calhoun County.

In Bynum, two mobile homes were heavily damaged by fallen trees. One of the trees smashed a mobile home killing a 75 year old woman around 712 am. In the Coldwater area, one home was significantly damaged and a shed was destroyed. Numerous trees were still being knocked down along the path. The tornado then moved into the southwestern part of Anniston. A cinder block building sustained major structural damage and an animal shelter received major roof damage. Several other businesses sustained damage near Anniston.

The total tornado damage path length was 15.2 miles and was 500 yards wide at its widest point.

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Damage at Talladega Superspeedway Damage at Talladega Superspeedway
Damage at Talladega Superspeedway Damage at Talladega Superspeedway
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