Alabama Tornado Database
|1953 Tornado Occurrences (22) () Indicates Total Path Data Multi-State|
|Tornado # of Year||Year||Month||Day||Time (CST)||County||Damage Scale||Path Length (Miles)||Maximum Path Width (Yards)||Fatalities||Injuries||Location|
At least 15 homes were destroyed.
|21||1953||12||6||0700||Henry||F1||0.1||10||0||0||4 NW Headland
Brief touchdown occurred in the Napier Field vicinity about 10 miles north of Dothan. No damage reported.
Spotters observed tornado touchdown in a rural area along the Warrior River. Little or no damage reported.
1 home and 5 other buildings were destroyed.
||200||2||3||1 S Riderwood-2 N Lisman
2 homes were disintegrated at Yantley. Debris was thrown over a half mile.
5 homes were destroyed, 1 other building destroyed, and 1 other building damaged.
|16||1953||5||1||1930||Clay||F4||12.1||440||7||12||N Millerville-S Lineville
19 homes destroyed and 50 homes damaged. 36 other buildings were destroyed and 57 other buildings were damaged. Numerous chickens were killed and stripped of their feathers.
|15||1953||5||1||1715||Chilton||F2||1.5||100||0||2||4 S Calera - Minooka
3 homes and 6 barns were destroyed. 5 homes were damaged. The damage occurred in and near the Minooka Community.
Continued into Georgia
|Near Loachapoka - Phenix City
At least 50 homes were destroyed. 4 people died near Smiths in a small home. One person died near Phenix City.
|13||1953||4||12||0340||Blount||F1||0.5||100||0||0||2 SSW Hayden
Damaged occurred in a rural area. One building was destroyed and 2 were damaged.
2 outbuildings destroyed and a few others damaged in McAdory.
|11||1953||3||22||1900||Lauderdale||F2||1.0||200||0||0||6 W Florence
One church was destroyed and several buildings were damaged. A few hangars were damaged and 2 light aircraft were damaged at the Sky Harbor Airport.
At least 7 homes were damaged on the south side of Mobile in the Crichton area.
6 Homes were unroofed and an additional 75 buildings were either damaged or destroyed.
5 homes and 27 buildings were destroyed. 2 homes and 3 buildings damaged. This occurred in the Macedonia Community NNW of Jasper.
7 homes were destroyed and 5 were damaged. 11 other buildings were destroyed and 2 others were damaged.
|6||1953||2||20||1610||Colbert||F3||0.1||20||1||8||Wheeler Mountain - SW Tuscumbia
The tornado moved northeast SW of Tuscumbia. A woman was killed and her husband and 6 children were injured in a farm house. The farm house was thrown over 100 feet. 6 additional homes were damaged.
3 homes were destroyed near the Warrior-Tombigbee Locks. 9 barns and outbuildings were also destroyed.
No details of the tornado damage were available.
Several homes were severely damaged. Several outbuildings and barns were destroyed.
Roofs on 23 structures were damaged. Trees were blown across telephone and power lines. The storm crossed Talladega from southwest to northeast.
|1||1953||1||8||0630||Dallas||F1||0.5||167||0||0||12 N Selma
1 home was destroyed and 1 home was damaged in the Valley Creek Community near Paul Grist State Park. 1 garage collapsed on an automobile.