Alabama Tornado Database


1968 Summary

 


1968 Tornado Occurrences (10)
Tornado # of Year Year Month Day Time (CST) County Damage Scale Path Length (Miles) Maximum Path Width (Yards) Fatalities Injuries Location
10 1968 12 27 2330 Shelby F2 5.6 10 0 2 5 W Calera-1 N Calera
A tornado touched down 5 miles west of Calera on SAC Road 155. The tornado moved eastward and crossed Highway 25 and lifted 1 mile north of Calera. Two trailers were demolished and several were overturned and damaged. Several trees were uprooted, several barns were damaged, and several homes were damaged. A large industrial building and cafe were wrecked. Two injuries occurred in one of the trailers.
Start: 33.10/-86.85
End: 33.13/-86.77
9
1968 11 17 1245 Coosa-Chilton F3 32.3 400
1 24 9 SW Clanton-3 N Rockford
Significant damage was reported to structures and trees along the entire path. At least 15 homes were demolished, 25 homes were damaged, 3 trailers and 10 barns were destroyed. One motel had extensive damage where 30 trucks and automobiles were damaged. About 2500 acres of timber were destroyed. Most of the injuries occurred in the first few miles of the tornado damage path. Many acres of unharvested corn was destroyed.
Start: 32.75/-86.72
End: 32.93/-86.21
8
1968 11 17 1130 Choctaw F2 11.5 10 0 2 Needham-NE Land
One trailer was destroyed and one home was damaged near Land. The two occupants of the trailer were injured. Three barns and farm equipment were damaged or destroyed in the same area. Tree damage was extensive.
Start: 31.97/-88.37
End: 32.10/-86.21
7
1968 11 3 1755 Mobile-Baldwin-Escambia F3 64.6 400
0 18 8 NW Mobile-Saraland-Bay Minette-Canoe-
This event may have been more than one tornado. At least 18 homes were destroyed and another 259 homes were damaged. Five mobile homes were demolished and 10 others were damaged. Many other structures sustained damage along the path. Damage was reported in Eight Mile, Saraland, Bay Minette, Canoe, Shady Grove.
Start: 30.77/-88.12
End: 31.12/-87.07
6
1968 5 29 1730 Lawrence F2 2.0 10 0 0 Loosier-Hatton
One home and two garages were destroyed. Several homes were damaged and several other structures sustained damage.
Start: 34.56/-87.40
End: 34.57/-87.37
5
1968 5 27 1630 Escambia F1 0.1 10 0 0 Huxford
One barn was demolished and several trees were blown down along a short path.
Start: 31.23/-87.47
End: 31.23/-87.47
4
1968 5 14 1845 Colbert-Lauderdale F1 2.0 10 0 0 Sheffield-Florence
Several trees were uprooted along this short path near the river. The tornado lifted a large column of water up off the Tennessee River.
Start: 34.77/-87.72
End: 34.78/-87.69
3
1968 4 4 1300 Marshall F2 4.1 10 0 0 Albertville-4.1 ENE Albertville
The tornado struck the Nixon Chapel area and moved into Albertville. At least 5 homes were damaged, several outbuildings and barns were damaged or destroyed. A machine shop was also destroyed.
Start: 34.27/-86.20
End: 34.28/-86.13
2
1968 4 4 1000 Colbert F1 14.4 10 0 0 Littleville-Muscle Shoals
Trees and power lines were blown down along the path. A school, a stadium, and a few outbuildings were damaged near Muscle Shoals.
Start: 34.77/-87.65
End: 34.85/-87.42
1 1968 1 23 1630 Barbour-Dale F1 11.8 200
0 0 Ariton - 1 NW Blue Springs
Approximately 12 homes were damaged. One house was demolished and numerous barns and utility sheds were damaged or destroyed. Timber was damaged in several spots.
Start: 31.60/-85.70
End: 31.67/-85.52


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