Alabama Tornado Database


1917 Tornado Occurrences (13)
Tornado # in Year Year Month Day Time (CST) County Damage Scale Path Length (Miles) Maximum Path Width(Yards) Fatalities Injuries Location
13 1917 5 28 0100 Madison-Marshall-Jackson F3 18.0 200 6 35 Near New Hope
At least 20 homes were demolished and deaths occurred in at least 4 separate homes.
12 1917 5 28 0045 Talladega F2 0 800 1 4 Sylacauga
Many homes, businesses, and warehouses were destroyed. The tornado moved right through the business district.
11 1917 5 28 0010 Tuscaloosa-Bibb F2 18.0 300 1 10 SE Tuscaloosa-Woodstock
15 homes were destroyed and a woman was killed in a horse stable.
10 1917 5 27 2235 Tuscaloosa F3 5.0 500 5 10 Windham Springs
At least 24 homes were damaged or destroyed. 5 people were killed in three homes.
9 1917 5 27 2145 Blount F2 0 0 1 15 Lees Chapel
At least one person was killed as small homes were demolished near Lees Chapel.
8 1917 5 27 2045 Walker F3 17.0 800 9 100 Carbon Hill-Manchester
Two people died in a home in Kansas. 6 people were killed in Carbon Hill. One death occurred just north of Manchester. 200 homes were damaged or destroyed near Carbon Hill.
7 1917 5 27 2045 Jefferson-Blount F4 25.0 800 27 100 Sayre-Bradford-Village Springs
Dozens of small homes were blown away in Sayre as 9 people where killed. 17 people were killed in Bradford. An infant was killed in Village Springs.
6 1917 3 27 0030 Pike-Crenshaw F3 25.0 500 9 50 SW Petrey-Ansley-Shellhorn-3 W Saco
Most buildings in Petrey were destroyed. Four people died in rural northern Pike County.
5 1917 3 26 1300 Hale F2 5.0 800 1 0 Prairieville
At least 20 homes were unroofed or damaged. One blacksmith was killed.
4 1917 2 23 1530 Coosa-Clay F3 15.0 600 9 50 3 WSW Stewartville-5 ENE Hollins
2 teachers were killed and 15 students injured near Stewartville. 2 churches and 22 homes were destroyed near Hollins. 6 people were killed in that location. 3 people were killed at Midway.
3 1917 2 23 1515 Elmore F2 0.5 0 0 2 Wetumpka
Several homes were unroofed and many barns were destroyed.
2 1917 2 23 1400 Russell F2 0 0 0 0 Hurtsboro
Several homes were unroofed. One mill and several warehouses were damaged.
1 1917 2 23 1400 Hale-Perry F3 17.0 0 6 15 Whitsett-W Newburn-E Greensboro-Rosemary
Several small homes were completely swept away in Hale Co and that is where all the deaths occurred. Several barns were destroyed.


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