Alabama Tornado Database


1980 Summary

 

1980 Tornado Occurrences (27)
Tornado # of Year Year Month Day Time (CST) County Damage Scale Path Length (Miles) Maximum Path Width (Yards) Fatalities Injuries Location
27 1980 11 23 1430 Baldwin F0 0.1 10 0 0 Gulf Shores
Tornado touched down along Highway 182 where one motel and a small cottage were damaged. One houseboat was destroyed.
26 1980 9 10 2030 Houston F1 4.1 50 0 0 Dothan
Tornado hit the Pine Hill Subdivision where 5 homes sustained major damage. 30 additional homes suffered minor damage mainly to roofs. Numerous trees were snapped off and a radio tower was toppled.
25 1980 9 1 1530 Dallas F2 0.2 50 0 0 Selma
Tornado touched down at Selma Mall and near the high school. Several air conditioners and part of the roof was torn away at the mall. A visitor's box was destroyed at the high school baseball field.
24 1980 6 17 1830 Etowah F2 1.0 150 0 0 Southside
Tornado moved at tree top level, toppling trees in multiple directions. Several houses and mobile homes were damaged and a roof was almost completely removed from 1 house.
23 1980 6 17 1554 Clay F2 5.2 23 0 0 3 NW Lineville
Tornado touched down in Goodhope Community, then skipped northeastward and was observed by residents as it passed through Bellview. It lifted briefly, then touched down again near Baufield before lifting and dissipating. Three houses were damaged, a barn was destroyed, and power lines were downed. A number of large trees were snapped or uprooted. Several of which blocked Alabama Highway 49.
22 1980 5 20 0355 Barbour F2 11.5 50 0 1 Clio-Louisville-Clayton
Trees and power lines were downed. Two mobile homes were demolished and 2 others were damaged. Several houses were damaged and 1 man was injured slightly when his trailer overturned.
21 1980 5 20 0215 Covington-Coffee F1 19.7 30 0 0 3 S Opp-W New Brockton
One home was damaged and several trees were uprooted.
20 1980 5 20 0115 Covington-Crenshaw F1 17.5 50 0 0 Red Level-Gant-Dozier
Many trees were snapped off or uprooted and power lines were blown down. One trailer was overturned and several homes were moved off their foundations. One barn was disintegrated.
19 1980 5 19 2210 Mobile F2 0.1 50 0 0 Theodore
3 structures were damaged at the I-10 Industrial Park.
18 1980 5 17 0745 Baldwin F1 9.9 40 0 0 Near Gulf Shores
Tornado touched down a few miles southeast of Elberta near County Road 95. A house trailer was damaged and a stable destroyed.
17 1980 5 17 0245 Baldwin F1 4.6 23 0 0 Hubbard's Landing
Many trees were snapped or uprooted. 3 homes were damaged and 2 pecan orchards were heavily damaged.
16 1980 5 15 1950 Mobile F0 0.1 10 0 0 Bayou La Batre
Brief tornado touched down and ripped a carport off a home and damaged many trees.
15 1980 4 27 0005 Etowah F2 3.8 100 0 0 Abby Hill
One garage was demolished and many trees were uprooted and snapped off. Golf ball and smaller size hail covered the ground to 6-8 inches deep.
14 1980 4 25 2145 Jefferson F2 6.2 100 0 0 Bessemer
Tornado struck in Greenwood section of Bessemer, then moved through a mostly wooded area at tree top level. It moved across Metro Birmingham as a funnel. Damage was near $100,000. A service station was severely damaged, several houses were partially unroofed, a cinder block garage was demolished, and several other houses sustained minor damage. Numerous tree and power line damage.
13 1980 4 13 1430 Lee F2 11.3 440 0 13 Opelika
Damage was estimated near $2,000,000, mostly in Opelika. About 40 structures were destroyed or sustained major damage, while about 150 others sustained lesser damage. Many trees were uprooted and power lines were downed. I-85 NE of Opelika was temporarily closed because of downed trees and power lines.
12 1980 4 13 1208 Mobile F1 0.1 30 0 0 Mobile
Brief tornado touchdown at the Providence Hospital. Onew wall of the hospital was blown down and two cars were damaged.
11 1980 4 13 1200 Baldwin F2 0.1 50 0 0 8 W Bay Minette
Brief tornado touchdown at Cliff's Landing. 3 mobile homes were demolished and 9 others were damaged. Several trees were blown down.
10 1980 4 13 1015 Mobile F1 0.3 20 0 0 Mobile
A number of trees were uprooted and one mobile home was damaged.
9 1980 4 13 1008 Mobile F1 0.1 17 0 0 Mt Vernon
A few trees were snapped off or uprooted.
8 1980 4 13 0958 Mobile F1 0.1 50 0 0 Georgetown
Brief tornado touchdown and damaged several homes. Many trees were blown down.
7 1980 4 12 0700 Geneva F2 31.1 150 0 1 Earlytown-Slocomb
At least 24 structures sustained roof damage. A farm service store and a tractor sales store were damaged.
6 1980 3 20 2155 Talladega F2 3.8 50 0 6 Sylacauga
Struck downtown and eastern sections of Sylacauga, causing an estimated $100,000 to $150,000 in damages. Several large trees were uprooted, 20 cars were damaged, 20 homes and businesses were damaged, and several power lines were downed.
5 1980 3 20 2045 Jefferson F1 0.1 50 0 0 Extreme western Jefferson County
Touched down in open area. Little or no damage occurred. Funnel was seen moving across Metro Birmingham.
4 1980 3 17 1300 Clarke F1 0.5 50 0 0 Whatley
Trees were uprooted and snapped off. Witnessed by NWS Observer.
3 1980 3 17 0950 Clarke F1 0.2 50 0 0 Grove Hill
Several homes sustained roof damage and many outbuildings were destroyed. Numerous trees were downed.
2 1980 3 8 1145 Houston F2 16.0 40 0 5 Wicksburg-SW Dothan
One trailer was overturned injuring a woman inside. One home was demolished injuring 4 children.
1 1980 3 8 0630 Bibb F1 6.1 73 0 0 Garey Springs-Six Mile
Several mobile homes were damaged at Garey Springs, while power lines were downed and a school sustained minor damage at Six Mile. Numerous trees uprooted.


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