Alabama Tornado Database


1977 Summary

 

1977 Tornado Occurrences (21)
Tornado # of Year Year Month Day Time (CST) County Damage Scale Path Length (Miles) Maximum Path Width (Yards) Fatalities Injuries Location
21 1977 11 30 0240 Mobile F1 0.2 33 0 0 1 N Mobile
One home was destroyed, 5 homes sustained heavy damage, and 8 homes reported minor damage. Several trees and power lines were blown down along the path.
20 1977 10 25 0700 Baldwin
Formed in Association with
Unnamed Tropical Depression
F1 16.2 100 0 0 Foley-Robertsdale-Loxley
Several homes sustained minor damage and one mobile home was overturned.
19 1977 9 6 1505 Tuscaloosa
Hurricane Babe
Information
F1 0.2 77 0 0 Windham Springs
Two small barns destroyed and 1 home damaged.
18 1977 9 6 1400 Tuscaloosa
Hurricane Babe
Information
F2 8.3 100 0 0 Cottondale-Holt
Some uprooted trees and damage to outbuildings occurred at Cottondale and Holt. A dock at the North River Yacht Club was destroyed and several boats were damaged. The tornado moved NW.
17 1977 9 6 1005 Wilcox
Hurricane Babe
Information
F1 0.1 20 0 0 Near Camden
An eyewitness saw a tornado touch down brieflyabout two miles north of Camden. There were broken tree limbs and minor damage to outbuildings. 
16 1977 7 17 1345 Madison F2 0.2 77 0 0 Huntsville
2 trailers were destroyed and several buildings roofs and commercial signs were damaged.
15 1977 7 8 1615 Jefferson F2 0.5 100 0 0 Near Warrior
A cement plant was destroyed and the office unroofed. Roof damage also occurred in the area and there was heavy water damage to a warehouse and garage. Trees and powerlines were damaged.
14 1977 6 22 1945 Etowah F2 1.2 77 0 0 6 NE Gadsden
Two outbuildings were destroyed and 3 were damaged. Numerous trees were uprooted. Golf ball to tennis ball size hail was also reported.
13 1977 6 16 1545 Mobile F2 0.1 77 0 0 Saraland
One barn was damaged and numerous trees were blown down.
12 1977 5 26 1540 Geneva F1 0.1 20 0 0 Geneva
A small tornado touched down in the city of Geneva destroying a stadium fence and a doghouse.
11 1977 4 4 1500 Jefferson
Storm Survey
F5 14.7 550 22 130 Smithfield
The powerful tornado touched down about 4 miles NW of downtown Birmingham. It moved NE at 60 mph finally lifting just E to the city of Tarrant. At its widest point it was 3/4 of a mile. 167 homes were destroyed and 48 had major damage. Daniel Payne College was badly damaged with dollar estimates around 1.3 million. Total storm damage amounted to 15 million dollars.
10 1977 4 4 1430 Etowah F2 4.7 150 0 4 Southside
3 homes and 6 trailers were destroyed. 17 outbuildings and 9 homes were damaged.
9 1977 4 4 1430 St. Clair F3 7.3 150 1 0 Ashville
Tornado traveled NE along highway 411. One house destroyed and 2 had major damage. Three mobile homes, 7 barns, and 1 small business all destroyed.
8 1977 4 4 1400 St. Clair F2 3.3 80 0 0 Springville
Tornado touchdown destroyed 1 home and 5 barns and caused major damage to 4 homes and 5 barns.
7 1977 4 4 1230 St. Clair F2 0.5 20 0 0 Ragland
Brief tornado destroyed 2 houses and heavily damaged 3 others.
6 1977 4 4 1220 Jackson F2 6.9 100 0 1 Near Section
16 homes and 4 farm buildings were damaged.
5 1977 4 4 1112 Cullman F2 5.9 200
0 3 Hanceville-Center Hill
2 trailers were destroyed and one frame home suffered extensive damage. Many trees were uprooted.
4 1977 3 30 0835 DeKalb F2 2.5 50 0 1 Fishers Crossroads
One mobile home was destroyed and one person was injured inside.
3 1977 3 30 0815 DeKalb F3 9.2 50 0 2 Geraldine
3 small homes, 2 trailers, and 11 farm buildings were destroyed.
2 1977 3 29 1500 Autauga-Elmore F2 20.5 50 0 2 Lake Jordan-Deatville
Destroyed several houses and mobile homes at Fish Camp on Lake Jordan. Damaged school at Deatville.
1 1977 2 23 1900 Greene F2 0.2 30 0 1 Eutaw
A brief tornado caused extensive damage to two businesses and unroofed several houses.


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