Alabama Tornado Database


1972 Summary

 


1972 Tornado Occurrences (14)
Tornado # of Year Year Month Day Time (CST) County Damage Scale Path Length (Miles) Maximum Path Width (Yards) Fatalities Injuries Location
14 1972 12 15 0700 Escambia F2 1.0 50 0 3 Dixonville
One small home was totally destroyed. One person was critically injured.
Start: 31.03/-87.05
End: 31.03/-87.05
13 1972 11 13 1440 Baldwin F2 1.0 200 0 0 Rosinton
The Rosinton School was damaged. The roof was removed from the gym. One barn was destroyed and several other buildings were damaged.
Start: 30.62/-87.70
End: 30.62/-87.70
12 1972 10 27 1345 Jefferson F2 17.1 50 0 0 Forestdale-Gardendale-Morris-Kimberly
40 homes were damaged and one was destroyed. 3 buildings were damaged and a few cows were killed.
Start: 33.52/-86.92
End: 33.75/-86.82
11 1972 7 3 2230 Pike F2 0.3 200
0 0 Troy
A mobile home park was hit and damaged or destroyed several units.
Start: 31.80/-85.98
End: 31.80/-85.98
10
1972 6 27 0845 Marshall F2 0.3 40 0 2 Arab
One mobile home and one workshop were destroyed. One service station was damaged.
Start: 34.32/-86.50
End: 34.32/-86.50
9
1972 6 8 1400 Escambia F2 0.1 30 0 0 Atmore
A brief tornado tore the roof off and auto action building and threw it 500 feet. Witnesses observed the tornado.
Start: 31.02/-87.48
End: 31.02/-87.48
8
1972 4 22 0340 Dallas F2 5.7 200 0 0 8 WNW Minter-8 NW Minter
The Alabama Sheriff's Boys Ranch was damaged. 2 barns and a grain bin were demolished. 2 trucks were totaled. One home was destroyed and an entire pecan grove was destroyed.
Start: 32.10/-87.13
End: 32.17/-87.08
7
1972 3 18 1500 Mobile F1 1.0 60 0 0 Rabbit Creek
One home and a workshop were destroyed. Additional homes were damaged.
Start: 30.55/-88.17
End: 30.55/-88.17
6
1972 3 2 0745 Escambia F2 4.7 10 0 0 Atmore-Near Canoe
Considerable tree damage.
Start: 31.00/-87.48
End: 31.03/-87.42
5
1972 3 2 0700 Washington F2 8.0 10 0 0 Wagerville-Near Leroy
Several outbuildings and barns were damaged. Numerous trees were blown down.
Start: 31.43/-88.05
End: 31.53/-87.98
4 1972 1 13 0215 Barbour-Henry F3 16.8 200 0 2 2 E Clopton-Edwin-SE Barbour Co
Several homes were damaged or destroyed along the path. Numerous trees were downed. Much of the path was through rural areas.
Start: 31.60/-85.40
End: 31.83/-85.33
3
1972 1 13 0100 Coffee-Dale F2 6.3 100 4 88 3 E Enterprise-Fort Rucker-Lake Tholocco
The tornado struck two trailer parks destroying at least 68 mobile homes and 15 vehicles. Several other trailers and cars were damaged. All the deaths were army dependents. At Fort Rucker, 2 buildings were damaged and 15 helicopters were damaged.
Start: 31.32/-85.80
End: 31.38/-85.73
2
1972 1 10 1030 Chambers F2 4.5 50 0 0 Ridge Grove-4.5 NE Waverly
2 homes, several barns, and a storage building were destroyed. One church was unroofed. Most of the path was through rural areas.
Start: 32.73/-85.58
End: 32.78/-85.55
1 1972 1 4 0315 Marengo F2 1.0 100 0 0 Linden
One mobile home was demolished, 3 homes were unroofed, 2 school buildings were damaged, and 15 additional homes suffered damage.
Start: 32.30/-87.78
End: 32.30/-87.78


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