Alabama Tornado Database
|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|
A corn field was "ripped up". Minor damage to 1 house when it was struck by a falling power line.
Several businesses and a mobile home were damaged in this brief tornado.
15 large boats were damaged at a marina.
Two mobile homes destroyed and 2 damaged. Roof damage to a store. Hail up to 6 inches deep on ground after the storm.
Tornado touched down near the Straughn School and destroyed 2 unoccuppied trailers. One frame home was damaged and helicopter signal station was destroyed.
Brief tornado damaged a chipper mill installation.
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.
Damage confined to trees blown down.
4 broiler houses were destroyed and 54,000 chicks were killed.
Brief tornado touchdown with wind damage to 14 to 15 block area. One house was unroofed with trees and power lines downed.
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.
One barn roof damaged.
38 trailers were destroyed. 15 businesses, 47 homes, 20 chicken houses, 34 barns, a school, and a church were damaged.
|F1||4.5||40||0||0||4.5 SW New Market-2.4 SE New Market
One mobile home and one toolshed were destroyed.
One concrete building and one mobile home was destroyed.
Major damage occurred to the PPG Industries Huntsville Plant.
||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.
|F1||4.5||100||0||0||1.7 S Toney-6.7 NW Hazelgreen
5 mobile homes were destroyed, six barns and outbuildings were destroyed, and 4 homes were damaged.
|F2||0.50||30||0||0||4 N Gordo
3 cars were destroyed and 1 house severely damaged.
|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.
Several homes along Highway 72 were damaged and 2 farm houses were destroyed.
Brief tornado touchdown destroyed a home, small barn, and toolshed.
Several trees and power lines were blown down. A few windows were blown out.
Brief touchdown with major damae to 3 homes. Ten large trees toppled and 1 barn destroyed by a falling tree.
||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.
||1976||3||12||2120||Elmore||F3||4.9||400||0||15||2.4 SW Eclectic-2.5 NE 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.
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.
||0||1||1.4 NW Jefferson-1 NE Faunsdale
6 homes and 3 mobile homes were destroyed. Several buildings received major damage.
Injuries confined to mobile home in open field. Remainder of damage was mainly trees and 3 additonal roofs.
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.