Alabama Tornado Database


2002 Summary

 

2002 Tornado Occurrences (37)  () Indicates Total Path Data Multi-State
Tornado # of Year Year Month Day Time (CST) County Damage Scale Path Length (Miles) Maximum Path Width (Yards) Fatalities Injuries Location
37
2002 12 24 0645 Henry

Event Information

News Article

Moderate Risk

Continued into Georgia
F1
(F1)
18.0
(33)
150
(150)
0
(0)
8
(10)

Headland-3 E Haleburg
A tornado touched down in Headland, north of County Road 99 and U.S.Highway 431. The tornado caused extensive roof damage to several homes, businesses, and a school. It damaged six planes and a hanger at the Headland Airport. The tornado raced east-northeast, and destroyed a few barns and damaged a few mobile homes in the Tumbleton/Camp Springs area. The worst damage occurred in Haleburg where several mobile homes and barns were destroyed, with damage to a local church. Eight persons were injured, with six of them hospitalized. The tornado crossed the Chattahoochee River into Georgia.

Start: 31.3500/-85.3500
End:  31.4000/-85.0800

36
2002 12 24 0320 Clarke

Event Information

Moderate Risk
F0 0.1 20 0 0

Walker Springs
A weak tornado briefly touched down near Walker Springs. Several trees were blown down.

Start: 31.5300/-87.8000
End:  31.5300/-87.8000

35
2002 12 24 0305 Washington

Event Information

Moderate Risk
F0 0.1 20 0 0

Millry
A weak tornado briefly touched down near Millry. Several trees were blown down and minor roof damage occurred to a building.

Start: 31.6300/-88.3200
End:  31.6300/-88.3200

34
2002 12 24 0240 Monroe

Event Information

Moderate Risk
F0 0.1 20 0 0

Perdue Hill
A weak tornado briefly touched down near Perdue Hill. Several trees were blown down.

Start: 31.5200/-87.5000
End:  31.5200/-87.5000

33
2002 12 24 0235 Washington

Event Information

Moderate Risk
F0 0.1 20 0 0

Leroy
A weak tornado briefly touched down near Leroy. A couple of outbuildings were damaged and tin was blown from some of the buildings. Several trees were also blown down.

Start: 31.5000/-87.9800
End:  31.5000/-87.9800

32
2002 12 23 2200 Washington

Event Information

Slight Risk
F0 0.1 20 0 0

Fruitdale
A weak tornado briefly touched down near Fruitdale. Several trees were blown down.

Start: 31.3300/-88.4200
End:  31.3300/-88.4200

31
2002 12 19 1600 Monroe

Event Information

Moderate Risk
F0 0.1 20 0 0

Monroeville
A weak tornado briefly touched down just north of Monroeville. Several trees and power lines were blown down.

Start: 31.5200/-87.3300
End:  31.5200/-87.3300

30
2002 12 19 1525 Washington

Event Information

Moderate Risk
F0 0.1 20 0 0

Malcolm
A weak tornado briefly touched down near Malcolm. Several trees were blown down.

Start: 31.1800/-88.0200
End:  31.1800/-88.0200

29
2002 11 10 2320 Cherokee

Storm Survey

Event Summary

Event Information

Service Assessment

High Risk
F2 10.5 440
1 4

3.4 SE Centre-12.3 E Centre
The tornado touched down near the Cherokee Country Club. Numerous trees were downed and 88 structures were damaged or destroyed. One fatality occurred in a mobile home. the tornado ended near Weiss Lake.

Start: 34.1200/-85.6300
End:  34.1500/-85.4700

28
2002 11 10 2241 St. Clair

Storm Survey

Event Summary

Event Information

Service Assessment

High Risk
F1 3.2 50 0 0

3.1 WNW Steele-1.3 N Steele
Several trees were downed and minor structure damage occurred near Chandler Mountain.

Start: 33.9500/-86.2500
End:  33.9500/-86.2000

27
2002 11 10 2222 Tuscaloosa-Jefferson

Storm Survey

Event Summary

Event Information

Service Assessment

High Risk
F2 15.2 450
0 3

3.2 NW Abernant-1.8 SSW Bessemer
Numerous trees were downed. Several structures were damaged along the path.

Start: 33.9000/-86.5200
End:  33.9200/-86.3300

26
2002 11 10 2222 Blount-Etowah

Storm Survey

Event Summary

Event Information

Service Assessment

High Risk
F1 10.6 300
0 0

1.4 SW Allgood-7.4 SW Gallant
Numerous trees were downed. Some structures were damaged in Allgood. Several other structures were damaged along the path.

Start: 33.3200/-87.2300
End:  33.4000/-86.9700

25
2002 11 10 2138 Walker

Storm Survey

Service Assessment

Event Summary

Event Information

High Risk
F1 4.3 300 0 0

3.5 SW Dora-0.8 NE Dora
The tornado touched down along the banks of the Mulberry Fork and moved through parts of Dora. Numerous trees were downed and many structures were damaged.

Start: 33.7000/-87.1500
End:  33.7300/-87.0800

24
2002 11 10 2110 Fayette

Storm Survey

Service Assessment

Event Summary

Event Information

High Risk
F1 4.3 90 0 0

4.6 ESE Berry-9.0 E Berry
The tornado touched down just west of Boley Springs. Numerous trees were downed, a lumber yard was damaged, and one mobile home was damaged.

Start: 33.6200/-87.5300
End:  33.6500/-87.4500

23
2002 11 10 2015 Pickens

Storm Survey

Service Assessment

Event Summary

Event Information

High Risk

Started in Mississippi

Storm Survey2
F0
(F1)
2.0
(9.5)
40
(400)
0
(0)
0
(0)

4.3 WSW Ethelsville-2.3 WSW Ethelsville
Several trees were downed as the tornado traveled through mostly rural areas.

Start: 33.4000/-88.2800
End:  33.4000/-88.2500

22
2002 11 10 2015 Fayette-Walker-Winston-Cullman

Storm Survey
More Storm Info

Service Assessment

Event Summary

Event Information

High Risk
F3 72.6 1175
7 53

6.0 NNE Fayette-5.8 W Townley-7.6 SE Arley-1 SE Holly Pond
The most intense damage occurred from US 78/SR 118 to Saragossa. At least 325 structures were damaged or destroyed.

Start: 33.7700/-87.8000
End:  34.1500/-86.6000

21
2002 11 10 1942 Pickens

Storm Survey

Service Assessment

Event Summary

Event Information

High Risk

Started in Mississippi

Storm Survey2
F1
(F1)
4.5
(51)
75
(400)
0
(0)
0
(1)

2.5 NW Stafford-2.9 NE Stafford
The tornado stayed mostly over rural land downing trees, just northwest of Stafford.

Start: 33.4800/-88.2800
End:  33.4800/-88.2200

20
2002 11 10 1931 Lamar

Storm Survey

Service Assessment

Event Summary

Event Information

More Lili Information

High Risk

Started in Mississippi

Storm Survey 2
F2
(F3)
7.2
(29.2)
150
(440)
0
(0)
2
(55)

7.6 WSW Fernbank-1.5 NNW Fernbank
Numerous trees downed. One home was deroofed. Several automobiles were flipped. The damage occurred from near Luxapallila Creek to the Ebenezer Church.

Start: 33.5000/-88.2500
End:  33.5700/-88.1500

19
2002 11 10 1852 Fayette-Walker-Winston

Storm Survey

Service Assessment

Event Summary

Event Information

High Risk
F3 44.3 1175
4 38

5.6 NNW Fayette-4.5 SW Carbon Hill-2.5 ESE Arley
Numerous trees and power lines were downed. Carbon Hill Elementary School was heavily damaged. All the fatalities occurred along SR 195 in the Rose Hill Community. The injuries were minor to moderate.

Start: 33.7500/-87.8700
End:  34.0500/-87.1800

18
2002 11 05 1735 Henry

Event Information

Slight Risk
F2 6.0 200 1 20

3 W Abbeville-3 NE Abbeville
The supercell thunderstorm which spawned the tornado in Dale County, produced another tornado which touched down just west of U.S. Highway 431, and tore through the center of Abbeville. It destroyed several single-family homes and mobile homes, and severely damaged numerous other homes and businesses, including the high school. Uprooted trees and power lines littered city streets, with nearly 2,000 residents without electricity. Twenty people were injured, with a half of those hospitalized. A man died when the tornado destroyed his home on Rock Hill Circle.

Start: 31.5700/-85.3000
End:  31.6000/-85.2200

17
2002 11 05 1715 Dale

Event Information

Slight Risk
F1 2.0 100 0 3

2 N Echo-2 S Bertha
A tornado touched down just north of the intersection of County Road 69 and Highway 27 in northeast Dale County. It damaged several homes, an automobile, and several storage sheds. Three people suffered minor injuries. Two goats were killed by the flying debris. Dale County was declared a state disaster area.

Start: 31.5200/-85.4700
End:  31.5000/-85.4300

16
2002 11 05 1340 Baldwin

Event Information

Slight Risk
F0 0.1 20 0 0

Barnwell
A weak tornado downed trees and power lines near the Barnwell community. The same storm produced some minor roof damage and downed more trees near Elsanor a few minutes later.

Start: 30.4200/-87.8800
End:  30.4200/-87.8800

15
2002 11 05 1200 Butler

Event Information

Slight Risk
F0 0.5 50 0 0

Georgiana
A weak tornado resulted in a swath of downed trees in a wooded area between Georgiana and Avant.

Start: 31.6300/-86.7500
End:  31.6300/-86.7500

14
2002 11 05 1130 Conecuh

Event Information

Slight Risk
F0 0.1 20 0 0

Lenox
A weak tornado briefly touched down near the community, blowing down or uprooting several trees.

Start: 31.3300/-87.1800
End:  31.3300/-87.1800

13
2002 11 05 1040 Clarke

Event Information

Slight Risk
F0 0.1 20 0 0

Bashi
A weak tornado briefly touched down just east of the community near County Road 48. A few trees were blown down or uprooted by the tornado.

Start: 31.9700/-87.8700
End:  31.9700/-87.8700

12
2002 10 20 1750 Covington

Event Information

Small Risk
F0 0.1 20 0 0

Libertyville
A weak tornado briefly touched down near the community of Carolina, west of Libertyville. The tornado blew down several trees and also did minor roof damage to several homes. No injuries were reported.

Start: 31.2300/-86.4500
End:  31.2300/-86.4500

11
2002 10 12 1230 Madison

Event Information

Small Risk
F0 0.1 20 0 0

NW Meridianville
Three golfers reported seeing the funnel come down to the ground and lift some water from the pond. Two or three trees were downed and a trampoline was overturned.

Start: 34.8700/-86.5800
End:  34.8700/-86.5800

10
2002 10 04 1006 Cullman

Hurricane Lili
Information


2002 Tropical Map

Event Information

More Lili Information

Slight Risk
F0 1.0 100 0 0

Baileyton
Most damage occurred along CR 1693 just south of SR 69. On CR 1693 three homes and four outbuildings received minor damage, one outbuilding was destroyed, and three green houses were damaged. Trees and power lines along CR 1693 were downed. On SR 69, one cabinet shop received moderate damage; a house and another business were damaged and one outbuilding was destroyed. Two witnesses reported seeing the tornado.

Start: 34.2500/-86.6500
End:  34.2500/-86.6500

9
2002 9 26 0530 Mobile

Event Information

Hurricane Isadore
Information


More Isidore Information

2002 Tropical Map

Slight Risk
F0 0.1 20 0 0

Semmes
A weak tornado blew down several trees and caused some minor roof damage to a home near Semmes. The rapidly moving tornado also damaged a couple of outbuildings near the same location.

Start: 30.7800/-88.2500
End:  30.7800/-88.2500

8
2002 9 25 1906 Baldwin

Event Information

Hurricane Isadore
Information
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Hurricane Isadore
Information



2002 Tropical Map

Slight Risk
F0 0.1 20 0 0

Gulf Shores
A weak tornado damaged a building near the Gulf of Mexico in Gulf Shores. The storm that spawned the tornado moved in from the Gulf. The building suffered minor roof damage and several windows were blown out.

Start: 30.2800/-87.6800
End:  30.2800/-87.6800

7
2002 9 25 1825 Baldwin

Event Information

Hurricane Isadore
Information


2002 Tropical Mapbr />
Hurricane Isadore
Information



Slight Risk
F0 0.1 20 0 0

Gulf Shores
A weak tornado moved across part of Gulf State Park. The tornado was spawned from a storm that moved in from the Gulf of Mexico. The weak tornado flipped a couple of trailers and also blew down trees and power lines in the Park.

Start: 30.2800/-87.6800
End:  30.2800/-87.6800

6
2002 9 22 1408 Mobile F0 0.1 20 0 0

5 W Bates Field
An off duty meteorologist observed a weak tornado just ahead of a squall line that was moving in from the north. The tornado lasted less than a minute and blew down several large tree limbs. He observed the funnel and saw it touchdown before taking cover in his home.

Start: 30.6800/-88.3200
End:  30.6800/-88.3200

5
2002 9 18 1340 Madison

Event Information
F0 0.1 20 0 0

S Meridianville
A small tornado touched down briefly in a cotton field just southwest of the intersection of Countess Road and US 231 just south of Meridianville. A storm spotter video taped the funnel cloud just prior to the touchdown.

Start: 34.8300/-86.5700
End:  34.8300/-86.5700

4
2002 9 14 0830 Mobile

Tropical Storm
Hanna Information


Hurricane Hanna
Information



Event Information

Tropical Storm
Hanna


2002 Tropical Map

Slight Risk
F0 0.1 20 0 0

Theodore
A weak tornado briefly touched down near Theodore. Several trees were blown down by the tornado.

Start: 30.5500/-88.1700
End:  30.5500/-88.1700

3
2002 7 19 1522 St. Clair

Event Information

Small Risk
F0 0.4 50 0 0

7.9 ESE Springville-8.3 ESE Springville
Scattered trees and power lines down. The tornado touched down just west of US 411 and remained mainly in open fields.

Start: 33.7200/-86.3300
End:  33.7200/-86.3300

2
2002 4 30 1557 Barbour

Event Information

Moderate Risk
F0 1.5 25
0 0

3.1 NNE Texasville-3.3 NE Texasville
Several trees blown down just north of SR 131 and just west of CR 67. The tornado touched down in open countryside.

Start: 31.7500/-85.4200
End:  31.7500/-85.4000

1
2002 3 29 2320 Marshall

Event Information

Moderate Risk
F1 8.7 500 0 0

W Red Hill-WSW Albertville
A tornado first touched down at a cemetary just west of Red Hill. The F1 tornado travelled on a near due east path crossing CR 14 (Warrenton Road), a small ridge and SR 79. The tornado then climbed another ridge downing trees. Once on top of the ridge, the tornado paralleled Section Line Road (CR 166) downing trees and power lines and causing damage especially to out buildings, farm buildings, chicken houses, and other weak structures. Most substantial structures affected by the tornado had minimal damage as identified from visual inspection. The tornado ended at CR 152 (Oneonta Cut Off Road). Red Cross officials identified 3 structures with major damage and 18 with minor damage.

Start: 34.2500/-86.4500
End:  34.2500/-86.2800


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