Five Points Tornado - Cleburne County
August 25th, 2008

EF-2
Estimated Maximum Wind:
110 - 120 mph
Injuries/Fatalities:
None
Damage Path Length:
0.36 miles
Maximum Path Width:
400 yards
Approximate Start Point:
33.58/-85.68 at 1206 pm
Approximate End Point:
33.59/-85.68 at 1207 pm

A National Weather Service Damage Assessment Team has surveyed the storm damage in Cleburne County. 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 between 110 and 120 mph. The total tornado damage path was 0.36 miles long and was 400 yards wide at its widest point.

The tornado touched down on US Highway 431 about a half mile south of the intersection with State Highway 281. The tornado then moved northwestward, along and just east of US Highway 431. The tornado lifted just before reaching State Highway 281. One gas station/convenience store and one auto body shop were significantly damaged. Approximately 100 to 200 trees were snapped off or were uprooted along the damage path.

 

 

 

 

Structure Damage
Stucture Damage

Debris
Debris

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Gas Station Damage

Gas Station Damage
Gas Station Damage


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