Alabama Tornado Database


1976 Summary

 

1976 Tornado Occurrences (30)
Tornado # of Year Year Month Day Time (CST) County Damage Scale Path Length (Miles) Maximum Path Width (Yards) Fatalities Injuries Location
30
1976 8 15 1650 Jefferson F2 0.5 30 0 0 Near Morris
A corn field was "ripped up". Minor damage to 1 house when it was struck by a falling power line.
Start: 30.40/-87.45
End: 30.40/-87.45
29
1976 7 31 1200 Marshall F1 0.1 50 0 0 Claysville
Several businesses and a mobile home were damaged in this brief tornado.
Start: 30.40/-87.45
End: 30.40/-87.45
28
1976 5 6 1750 Marshall F1 2.0 10 0 0 Guntersville Lake
15 large boats were damaged at a marina.
Start: 30.40/-87.45
End: 30.40/-87.45
27
1976 5 6 1630 Jefferson F2 0.2 50 0 0 Partridge
Two mobile homes destroyed and 2 damaged. Roof damage to a store. Hail up to 6 inches deep on ground after the storm.
Start: 30.40/-87.45
End: 30.40/-87.45
26
1976 3 31 0930 Covington F2 3.8 40 0 0 Straughn-Antioch
Tornado touched down near the Straughn School and destroyed 2 unoccuppied trailers. One frame home was damaged and helicopter signal station was destroyed.
Start: 30.40/-87.45
End: 30.40/-87.45
25
1976 3 30 1325 Wilcox F0 0.2 50 0 0 Catherine
Brief tornado damaged a chipper mill installation.
Start: 30.40/-87.45
End: 30.40/-87.45
24 1976 3 29 2010 Calhoun F2 1.0 40 0 0 Bynum Area
Brief touchdown destroying 1 mobile home and damaging 2 others. An oak tree was uprooted and dropped on one end of a wood frame house causing extensive damage. Numerous trees were damaged or uprooted.
Start: 30.40/-87.45
End: 30.40/-87.45
23
1976 3 29 1700 St. Clair F0 0.1 10 0 0 Springville
Damage confined to trees blown down.
Start: 30.40/-87.45
End: 30.40/-87.45
22
1976 3 21 0530 Coffee F1 0.1 10 0 0 Enterprise
4 broiler houses were destroyed and 54,000 chicks were killed.
Start: 30.40/-87.45
End: 30.40/-87.45
21
1976 3 20 2320 Etowah F0 0.1 10 0 0 Attalla
Brief tornado touchdown with wind damage to 14 to 15 block area. One house was unroofed with trees and power lines downed.
Start: 30.40/-87.45
End: 30.40/-87.45
20
1976 3 20 2250 Blount F3 19.2 40 0 11 Cleveland-Snead
The tornado struck with savage fury damaging 15 houses and 3 mobile homes. Two mobile homes were destroyed along with 6 barns and 2 sheds.
Start: 30.40/-87.45
End: 30.40/-87.45
19 1976 3 20 2249 Blount F0 0.1 10 0 0 Locust Fork
One barn roof damaged.
Start: 30.40/-87.45
End: 30.40/-87.45
18 1976 3 20 2245 Cullman F3 9.3 100 0 17 Simcoe-Baileyton
38 trailers were destroyed. 15 businesses, 47 homes, 20 chicken houses, 34 barns, a school, and a church were damaged.
Start: 30.40/-87.45
End: 30.40/-87.45
17 1976 3 20 2225 Madison F1 4.5 40 0 0 Deposit
One mobile home and one toolshed were destroyed.
Start: 30.40/-87.45
End: 30.40/-87.45
16 1976 3 20 2222 Madison F0 0.5 20 0 0 Near Chase
One concrete building and one mobile home was destroyed.
Start: 30.40/-87.45
End: 30.40/-87.45
15 1976 3 20 2222 Madison F2 0.5 20 0 0 Chase
Major damage occurred to the PPG Industries Huntsville Plant.
Start: 30.40/-87.45
End: 30.40/-87.45
14 1976 3 20 2220 Winston F2 0.5 77
0 6 4 SE Arley
Tornado struck mobile homes destroying 2 and damaging a third. Six person were injured. The most serious injury was to a man whose spinal cord was severed when he was thrown from his disintegrating mobile home.
Start: 30.40/-87.45
End: 30.40/-87.45
13 1976 3 20 2208 Madison F1 4.5 100 0 0 Dan
5 mobile homes were destroyed, six barns and outbuildings were destroyed, and 4 homes were damaged.
Start: 30.40/-87.45
End: 30.40/-87.45
12 1976 3 20 2205 Pickens F2 0.50 30 0 0 4 N Gordo
3 cars were destroyed and 1 house severely damaged.
Start: 30.40/-87.45
End: 30.40/-87.45
11 1976 3 20 2140 Lamar F1 0.2 30 0 1 Hinson Springs Community
Tornado passed over downtown Sulligent 1500 feet in the air. Two tractor sheds, a small gun shop and an empty house were destoryed. Trees uprooted and twisted and 1 home had shingles blown off.
Start: 30.40/-87.45
End: 30.40/-87.45
10
1976 3 20 2100 Lauderdale F2 1.0 30 0 2 SW Anderson
Several homes along Highway 72 were damaged and 2 farm houses were destroyed.
Start: 30.40/-87.45
End: 30.40/-87.45
9
1976 3 16 0855 Washington F2 0.1 50 0 0 Fruitdale
Brief tornado touchdown destroyed a home, small barn, and toolshed.
Start: 30.40/-87.45
End: 30.40/-87.45
8
1976 3 16 0725 Coffee F0 0.5 50 0 0 New Brockton
Several trees and power lines were blown down. A few windows were blown out.
Start: 30.40/-87.45
End: 30.40/-87.45
7
1976 3 12 2250 Chilton F2 0.1 50 0 0 Oak Grove
Brief touchdown with major damae to 3 homes. Ten large trees toppled and 1 barn destroyed by a falling tree.
Start: 30.40/-87.45
End: 30.40/-87.45
6
1976 3 12 2230 Dallas F1 0.2 50 0 1 5 E Selma-Hardy Circle
Windows blown outward in 1 home. Roofs damaged on 6 homes with 6 autos receiving damage. One mobile home was completely destroyed.
Start: 30.40/-87.45
End: 30.40/-87.45
5
1976 3 12 2120 Elmore F3 4.9 400 0 15 Eclectic
Many persons said they heard the tornado and took cover. The Eclectic City Hall clock stopped at 9:23 pm. Eight homes were completely destroyed with major damage to 10 and minor damage to 12. Seven mobile homes were demolished with major damage to 1 and minor damage to 2. Three businesses received major damage with damage to 6 barns and 6 boats. 8 cattle wre lost.
Start: 30.40/-87.45
End: 30.40/-87.45
4 1976 3 12 2030 Autauga F3 16.5 100 0 4 Jones-Poses Crossroads-Alpine
6 houses and 3 mobile homes destroyed, with 17 other houses 7 mobile homes receiving major damage. Additional damage to 1 business, 10 farm buildings and 1 tractor.
Start: 30.40/-87.45
End: 30.40/-87.45
3
1976 3 12 2027 Marengo F2 18.4 200
0 1 Faunsdale-Jefferson Communities
6 homes and 3 mobile homes were destroyed. Several buildings received major damage.
Start: 30.40/-87.45
End: 30.40/-87.45
2
1976 3 12 1650 Sumter F1 1.0 150 0 2 Gainesville
Injuries confined to mobile home in open field. Remainder of damage was mainly trees and 3 additonal roofs.
Start: 30.40/-87.45
End: 30.40/-87.45
1 1976 1 13 1905 Jefferson F2 0.3 50 0 1 Birmingham
Tornado touched down at intersection of 19th Street and 10 Ave South. A portion of a roof was ripped off an office building and a roof-mounted air conditioner was hurled northward against an adjacent parking deck. A roof-mounted walking track was ripped off the YMCA building and several windows were broken. Flying debris injured 1 boy at the YMCA, but hospitalization was not required. Several other buildings had windows blown out.
Start: 30.40/-87.45
End: 30.40/-87.45


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