Haleyville Tornado...November 24, 2001

Area where tornado began. Area where tornado began.
Downtown Haleyville.  Arrow shows the approximate track of the tornado. Downtown Haleyville. Arrow shows the approximate track of the tornado.
Shot of downtown Haleyville. Shot of downtown Haleyville.
Damage in downtown Haleyville. Damage in downtown Haleyville.
Destroyed building near church. Destroyed building near church.

The Haleyville Tornado first struck about 3 tenths of a mile inside Marion County just south of County Road 196 at 11:21 AM CST. The tornado traveled on a northeast path moving directly through the center of downtown Haleyville severely damaging buildings including a shopping mall. The tornado continued traveling northeast through a residential and partially wooded area before ending about 7 tenths of a mile northeast of downtown haleyville at 11:24 AM CST.

The tornado was rated an F2 on the fujita scale for tornado classification making it a strong tornado. Wind speeds associated with an F2 fall in the range of 113 to 157. However, winds speeds probably remained on the low side of the range, perhaps 115 to 130 mph. Click on image to view approximate track of tornado. The tornado path was 1.9 miles long and approximately 70 yards wide. Winston County Emergency Management Agency, or EMA, reported 13 injuries with the tornado including one that remained in serious condition.

No Tornado Warning was issued for this storm, but a Tornado Watch including Winston County was issued at 9:12 AM valid until 3:00 PM CST.

Map showing where Haleyville is located.

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Another image of the destroyed building near church. Another image of the destroyed building near church.
 
Another image of the destroyed building near church. Another image of the destroyed building near church.
Ground level image of damage to Haleyville Mall. Ground level image of damage to Haleyville Mall.
Damage to car near the mall. Damage to car near the mall.
Another car damaged near the mall. Another car damaged near the mall.

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