Cane Creek Tornado...November 24, 2001

A supercell thunderstorm produced a tornado just north of Anniston in Calhoun County that produced a tornado rated an F1 on the Fujita Scale. An F1 tornado produces winds 73 to 112 mph. The tornado began at 4:03 PM CST near Cane Creek and US 431. The tornado proceeded northeast and ended at 410 PM CST near Broadwells Mill, just west of Jacksonville. Preliminary estimates have 10 to 20 homes damaged, numerous outbuildings and barns destroyed, and several mobile homes damaged. Two farming operations had several buildings destroyed. A cemetery on US 431 sustained damage and 5 people received minor injuries when struck by flying debris.

Click on image to view track of approximate path of tornado. The tornado was 7.7 miles long and 250 yards wide at its widest point. A Tornado Watch was issued at 1:53 PM CST which included Calhoun County. A Severe Thundertorm Warning was in effect for Calhoun County from 3:24 PM until 4:15 PM CST and was upgraded to a Tornado Warning valid from 4:07 PM until 4:30 PM CST. Click on the map to view a larger image showing the approximate path of the tornado.

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House and business received major damage just southeast of Alexandria. House and business received major damage just southeast of Alexandria.
Roof damage at the beginning of the Cane Creek Tornado path. Roof damage at the beginning of the Cane Creek Tornado path.
A large barn was totally destroyed near the beginning of the path of the Cane Creek Tornado. A large barn was totally destroyed near the beginning of the path of the Cane Creek Tornado.

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