Sipsey Tornado - Walker County - December 10th, 2008
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A National Weather Service Damage Assessment Team has surveyed the storm damage in Walker County near Sipsey. It has been determined the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado has been rated an EF-2 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. Damage estimates were consistent with winds around 130 mph.
The tornado touched down near the intersection of Snow Drive and Old Pineywoods Road, just north of US Highway 78. The tornado traveled northeastward and crossed County Road 77 and lifted shortly thereafter. One mobile home was totally destroyed and rolled approximately 50 feet. At least two additional mobile homes suffered significant damage. Two chicken houses were damaged. A few hundred trees were either snapped off or were uprooted along the path.