Alabama Tornado Database

1956 Summary

1956 Tornado Occurrences (5)
Tornado # of Year Year Month Day Time (CST) County Damage Scale Path Length (Miles) Maximum Path Width (Yards) Fatalities Injuries Location
5 1956 12 23 0050 Lowndes-Elmore-Montgomery-Tallapoosa-Monroe-Conecuh-Butler F2 121.7 100 0 1 Excel-Reeltown
Damage occurred in Searcy, Fort Deposit, Pintlalla, Snowdoun, and Mt Meigs. Considerable damage was reported in each location.
Start: 31.42/-87.35
End: 32.60/-85.82
4 1956 7 8 0800 Clarke F2  31.1 10 0 0 6 N Jackson - Frisco City
Several farm buildings and homes were damaged.
Start: 31.62/-87.90
End: 31.43/-87.42
3 1956 5 3 0440 Covington F3 3.8 83  0 2 11.7 ESE Georgiana - 14.2 E Georgiana
7 separate farms sustained damage. 2 homes were unroofed and torn apart. 2 injuries occurred in a farm house that was destroyed.
Start: 31.60/-86.55
End: 31.62/-86.50
2 1956 4 15 1500 Jefferson

Storm
Survey
F4 21.3 200 25 200 Pleasant Grove-McDonald Chapel-Trussville
7 different communities were hit by the tornado with major damage in all locations. At least 400 structures were damaged or destroyed.
Start: 33.5194/-86.9319
End: 33.6343/-86.6842
1 1956 3 16 530  Geneva-Houston F1 11.9  20 0 0 6.6 SW Dothan - 3.8 WSW Ashford
Tornado produced a non-continuous damage path. No significant damage was noted.
Start: 31.20/-85.50
End: 31.18/-85.30

 


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