Alabama Tornado Database


2009 Summary

 

2009 Tornado Occurrences (80) () Indicates Total Path Data Multi-State
Tornado # of Year Year Month Day Time (CST) County Damage Scale Path Length (Miles) Max Path Width(Yards) Fatalities Injuries Location
80 2009 12  14  1625

Dale

Event Report

Small Risk

F0 0.15 50  0 0 0.9 NW Rocky Head - 0.8 NW Rocky Head
The same supercell thunderstorm which spawned the F0 tornado southeast of Java in Coffee County moved east and produced another F0 tornado near
Rocky Head in Dale County. It downed numerous trees just northwest of the town.

Start: 31.5700/-85.7700
End: 31.5700/-85.7700
79 2009 12  14  1620

Coffee

Event Report

Small Risk

F0 0.10 30  0 0 2.7 ESE Java - 2.8 ESE Java
An F0 tornado touched down briefly in an open field near the intersection of County Road 107 and State Highway 51. No damage was reported.

Start: 31.5400/-85.8000
End: 31.5400/-85.7900
78 2009 10  30  1624

Marion

Storm Survey

Event Report

Slight Risk

F1 2.81 200  0 0 0.1 WSW Thorn Hill - 2.7 NNE Thorn Hill
The tornado touched down just south of the intersection of CR-19 and AL-129, near the community of Thorn Hill. From there, it traveled northeast a little over two miles, over mostly wooded terrain, and lifted as it crossed AL-129. Along the path, the tornado damaged the roofs of 4 homes, damaged 2 barns
and one utility building, uprooted 20 hardwood trees, and snapped another 5 in half, and damaged several cars.

Start: 34.1692/-87.6718
End: 34.2036/-87.6457
77 2009 10  07  0030 

Lawrence

Event Report

Small Risk

F0 0.75 25  0 0 1.3 S Landersville - 1.5 SSE Landersville
An EF-0 tornado tracked east along a 3/4 mile path in central Lawrence County. The tornado collapsed a chicken house which also sustained significant
loss of the roof covering along County Road 59. The tornado also partially uplifted the metal roof of a mobile home along County Road 58. Several
surrounding large trees were uprooted or snapped.

Start: 34.4314/-87.3701
End: 34.4309/-87.3571
76 2009 09 16  0958 

Chilton

Event Report

Small Risk

F0 0.66 30  0 0 0.7 SE Lomax - 0.9 E Lomax
The tornado touched down near the intersection of Reed Road and Judge Avenue, where it removed a few shingles off of a home and peeled back the tin roof of an outbuilding. It continued north-northeastward across Old Henry Road, to the intersection of US-31 and Lomax Drive. Eyewitnesses at this location photographed the tornado as it moved away. A metal roof was totally lifted off of an outbuilding, with portions of this debris deposited nearly a half mile downstream. Damage was relatively minor and limited to a very narrow yet discernible path. Peak winds were estimated between 60 and 70 mph.

Start: 32.8737/-86.6605
End: 32.8822/-86.6552
75 2009 07 28  1855 

Limestone

Event Report

Slight Risk

F0 0.18 30  0 0 1.7 NNW Elkmont - 1.8 NNW Elkmont
A small tornado with estimated peak winds of 75 mph touched down on the west side of Highway 127 in the Elkmont Community. The tornado tracked northeast before lifting in a heavily forested area on the east side of Highway 127. One local resident reported seeing the tornado. Several small trees were snapped and a few larger trees were also snapped in this area.

Start: 34.951/-86.996
End: 34.953/-86.994
74 2009 06 28  1550 

Marshall

Event Report

Slight Risk

F0 1.32 50  0 0 1.4 WSW Albertville Airport - 0.6 S Albertville Airport
A brief tornado touched down 4 miles southwest of Albertville, just southwest of the Albertville Airport. Damage was sporadic and generally light, with a few trees uprooted and weaker softwood trees snapped. Light damage was also noted to a barn roof along White Oak Road. Some damage also occurred to mature corn crops on the farm.

Start: 34.22/-86.272
End: 34.222/-86.249
73 2009 06 14  0925 

Lawrence

Event Report

Slight Risk

F1 0.76 150  0 0 2.3 WSW Masterson Mill - 1.9 SW Masterson Mill
A tornado touched down just north of CR 165 and significantly damaged a barn and destroyed a chicken house in the area. The tornado then moved east southeast damaging another barn and causing minor damage to a house. A shed was completely destroyed near the house. In addition, the tornado
snapped and uprooted a large number of hardwood trees. Numerous large oak and hickory trees were snapped off, some near the base. The tornado finally lifted south of CR 165.

Start: 34.5162/-87.3166
End: 34.5111/-87.3047
72 2009 06 03  1148 

Madison

Event Report


Storm Picture

Small Risk

F0 0.10 20  0 0 0.5 NW Madison County Jet Port
A landspout developed in an open field beneath a towering cumulus cloud near the west end of the Huntsville International Airport. A storm spotter photographed the EF-0 tornado near the intersection of Interstate 565 and County Line Road which is along the Limestone-Madison County Line. No reports of any damage were received.

Start: 34.6563/-86.7853
End: 34.6563/-86.7853
71 2009 05 23 1559 Lee

Storm Survey

Event Report

Small Risk
F0 1.22 50  0 0 0.5 NW Cawatchee - 0.4 NW McCulloh
The weak tornado touched down in northeast Lee County on the south side of Halawaka Creek. Starting just to the west of Forest Road and traveling to the northwest, the tornado lifted after it crossed Lee Road 462 and crossed into the lake. Damage along the path included approximately 150 trees snapped or uprooted, several of which fell onto homes and other buildings, including sheds and boat houses. Rain bands associated with a low pressure system in the northern Gulf of Mexico produced two tornadoes in central Alabama.

Start: 32.6743/-85.1374
End: 32.6844/-85.1546
70 2009 05 23 1255 Autauga

Storm Survey

Event Report

Small Risk
F0 0.37 50  0 0 3.2 E Marbury - 2.9 E Marbury
The weak tornado touched down briefly just south of CR-20 and traveled to the northwest for about a third of a mile before it lifted. Damage along the path included 4 hardwood trees uprooted and 1 softwood tree snapped, and minor roof damage to an outbuilding.

Start: 32.6967/-86.4258
End: 32.7003/-86.4306
69 2009 05 06 0850 Jefferson

Event Summary

Event Report

Slight Risk
F1 0.37 50  0 0 2.9 W Warrior - 2.6 W Warrior
The tornado briefly touched down in the Albritton Road and Sparks Drive area near Warrior. Several large hardwood trees were uprooted, and several pines were snapped. Some of the trees fell onto and caused damage to houses. Several other homes in the area lost roof shingles.

Start: 33.8234/-86.8707
End: 33.8264/-86.8654
68 2009 05 06 0845 Blount

Storm Survey

Event Summary

Event Report

Slight Risk
F0 0.05 30  0 0 5.7 WSW Blount Springs
The tornado briefly touched down along CR-5, approximately 2 miles west of Interstate 65. The tornado uprooted several trees in a relatively small concentrated area.

Start: 33.9017/-86.8938
End: 33.9017/-86.8938
67 2009 05 06 0824 Walker

Storm Survey

Event Summary

Event Report

Slight Risk
F0 0.23 75  0 0 6.2 NNW Sipsey
A tornado briefly touched down along Highway 69 and crossed the road before lifting. A carport was destroyed with debris scattered across the road. Several trees were uprooted and snapped and a trampoline was carried 200 yards downwind. A utility pole was also snapped but was likely impacted by debris.

Start: 33.907/-87.1027
End: 33.9079/-87.0988
66 2009 05 06 0820 Walker

Storm Survey

Event Summary

Event Report

Slight Risk
F1 1.03 300  0 0 0.8 NW Cordova - 0.9 NNE Cordova
The tornado touched down on the west side of Cordova along South Street. It then moved east-northeastward through the city of Cordova, and lifted shortly after it crossed near the intersection of Disney Street and Mass Avenue, near Cane Creek. Numerous trees were snapped off or were uprooted along the path. At least 15 homes were damaged by the fallen trees. One of the trees fell on a train and damaged some of the cars but the train did not derail.

Start: 33.7581/-87.1903
End: 33.7615/-87.1728
65 2009 05 06 0811 Walker

Storm Survey

Event Summary

Event Report

Slight Risk
F0 3.35 200  0 0 2.1 E Jasper - 5.2 ESE Jasper Walker Co Airport
The tornado touched down near the eastern city limits of Jasper, tracked eastward across Highway 78, and lifted near Golf Course Road. Five structures were damaged. A bank drive through structure was detached from the main building and rotated 90 degrees. Two car dealerships sustained damage. Forty cars were totaled, mostly due to broken windows resulting in water damage. Three air handlers atop the dealerships were rolled. Numerous trees were uprooted. A billboard was also impaled by a fiberglass missile.

Start: 33.8333/-87.2429
End: 33.8436/-87.1858
64 2009 05 06 0759 Limestone-Madison

Storm Survey

Event Report

News Article

Damage Images

Slight Risk
F2 10.90 75  0 0 2.0 ENE Greenbrier - 2.7 NW Oakwood College
A tornado touched down along Segers Road in eastern Limestone County, snapping and uprooting numerous large trees. A tree fell on a mobile home on Hardiman Road and split it in half. Peak wind speed was estimated at 115 mph with a path width of 75 yards. The tornado continued northeast into Madison County. Significant tree damage occurred in several subdivisions along County Line Road, Mill Road, Browns Ferry, Wall Triana Highway, Hughes Road and Slaughter Road. Windows were blown out of several houses in the Huntington Chase Subdivision along with significant roof damage. A large attached garage was completely flattened along Browns Ferry Road and roof damage was observed in the Bridgefield Subdivision. Several residents of the Bridgefield Subdivision noted that they received the tornado warning and took cover before the storm hit. The tornado tracked through the parking lot of West Madison Elementary School, knocking large pine trees down onto apartment buildings and a home adjacent to the school. The tornado then tracked through the Wellington Subdivision producing tree and roof damage. Sporadic damage persisted as the tornado moved northeast across Hughes Road, atop Rainbow Mountain, and across Slaughter Road into northwest Huntsville and the Providence Development. The tornado finally lifted near Research Park and Plummer Road.

Start: 34.683/-86.819
End: 34.777/-86.665
63 2009 05 06 0757 Tuscaloosa

Storm Survey

Event Summary

Event Report

Slight Risk
F1 0.23 100  0 0 3.3 SSE Shirley
The tornado touched down along CR-21 on the western side of Lake Arnedra, crossed the lake, and then lifted on the eastern shore. Two large hardwood trees were blown down onto houses causing major damage to one of the homes and making it uninhabitable. Another hardwood was toppled on the western shore of the lake.

Start: 33.2887/-87.7031
End: 33.2895/-87.6992
62 2009 05 06 0748 Tuscaloosa

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Event Report

Event Summary

Slight Risk
F1 0.50 100  0 0 4.3 NNW Samantha
The tornado touched down briefly near AL-13, south of the New Lexington Community. Two homes sustained moderate damage. One home had its garage door blown in and subsequently a wall blown out. Wind entered into another home's attic and blew out a portion of the roof. A wooden projectile (1 by 6) was blown approximately 100 yards and embedded into the side of a home. A pontoon boat was also overturned.

Start: 33.479/-87.6438
End: 33.4802/-87.6353
61 2009 05 06 0742 Morgan

Storm Survey

Event Report

Slight Risk
F0 0.72 75  0 0 1.7 N Oakworth - 1.6 NW Fairview
A tornado briefly touched down near the intersection of 7th Avenue and 5th Street in Decatur with peak winds of 80 mph. Trees were uprooted and snapped along the brief damage path. Several homes and vehicles were also damaged by the downed trees. The tornado lifted near the intersection of 16th Avenue and Sherman Street.

Start: 34.5949/-86.9789
End: 34.5985/-86.9669
60 2009 05 06 0731 Pickens

Storm Survey

Event Summary

Event Report

Slight Risk
F1 1.34 100  0 0 0.3 SE Carrollton - 1.6 E Carrollton
The tornado touched down in Carrollton near the intersection of Rose Street and CR-35. It then tracked east-northeast and lifted in a rural area along Lubbub Creek. Several trees were snapped off or were blown down along the path. A few of the trees fell on homes and caused varying degrees of damage.

Start: 33.2671/-88.0963
End: 33.2689/-88.0732
59 2009 05 06 0725 Lawrence-Morgan

Storm Survey

Event Report

Slight Risk
F1 3.16 75  0 0 4.0 S Caddo - 3.9 SW Griffin Addition
The tornado touched down in the backyard of a mobile home along CR 327. At this location, a large oak tree fell onto the mobile home splitting it in two where a woman and her young daughter were taking shelter. Numerous trees were uprooted and snapped surrounding the home. The tornado path continued northeast along CR 328 producing significant damage to another mobile home. More than half of the structure was moved off its well secured foundation and the majority of the roof was blown off. A few outbuildings were completely destroyed and vehicles were moved from their original locations in the driveway. Numerous large trees were snapped and uprooted at this location. Peak wind speed was estimated at 105 mph. The tornado continued its track northeast into western portions of Morgan County. Numerous large trees were uprooted and snapped along it's path. Minor structural damage to homes occurred as trees were knocked down onto them. The tornado lifted about half of a mile north of the intersection of Raper Road and Pleasant Hill Road.

Start: 34.5117/-87.13
End: 34.5443/-87.0833
58 2009 05 06 0720 Pickens

Storm Survey

Event Summary

Event Report

Slight Risk
F1 1.00 300  0 0 3.5 S Pickensville - 3.0 SSE Pickensville
The tornado touched down along the Tombigbee River Basin near the Rogersville Camp area. It then tracked northeastward for about a mile before it lifted. Several trees were snapped off and several tops of trees were taken off along the path. Some of the fallen trees landed on trailers and caused varying degrees of damage.

Start: 33.18/-88.2725
End: 33.1883/-88.2584
57 2009 05 03 1700 Madison

Event Report

Moderate Risk
F1 1.58 75  0 0 1.2 WNW Cave Springs - 1.0 NNE Cave Springs
A tornado touched down just northeast of Owens Crossroads. This tornado had a peak wind of 100 mph, a path length of 1.6 miles, and a maximum path width of 75 yards. Numerous trees were snapped or uprooted, including several large pines and one large cedar tree. Structural damage occurred at two homes in this area. Additional trees were uprooted or snapped as the tornado tracked northeast. The tornado then lifted just east of Low Gap Road and Hester Lane.

Start: 34.6059/-86.4397
End: 34.6136/-86.4136
56 2009 05 03 1440 Marshall

Event Report

Moderate Risk
F1 0.25 50  0 0 2.0 ENE Mt Olive - 2.2 ENE Mt Olive
A tornado with a path length 1/4 of a mile, peak wind of 100 mph, and a maximum path width of 50 yards touched down just east of Morgan City. The most extensive damage occurred along Griffin Acres Road, where a roof was uplifted from a shed. This caused the shed to partially collapse. Multiple trees were also uprooted and snapped. A large tree was blown down onto a trailer just before it lifted near Green Briar Cove Road.

Start: 34.4611/-86.538
End: 34.4626/-86.534
55 2009 05 03 1327 St. Clair

Storm Survey

Event Summary

Event Report

Moderate Risk
F1 16.57 800  0 0 3.7 NW New London - 4.7 NNE Riverside
The tornado touched down in Pleasant Grove along CR-27. It then tracked northeastward and generally paralleled CR-27 and Wolf Creek. The tornado crossed Interstate 20 near the intersection of US-231 in Pell City, and continued northeastward all the way to the Coosa River just beyond the River Ranch Road Community. Numerous trees and power poles were snapped off along the path. Many fallen trees and power poles landed on homes and outbuildings.

Start: 33.5215/-86.4101
End: 33.6651/-86.1795
54 2009 05 03 1315 St. Clair

Storm Survey

Event Summary

Event Report

Moderate Risk
F1 0.95 100  0 0 2.0 SSW Prescott - 1.8 SSE Prescott
A brief tornado touched down near the intersection of Sequoyah Road and Cherokee Road, near the Stewarts Crossroads Community. Several trees were blown down along the short path. At least 10 homes suffered minor to moderate damage associated with the fallen trees.

Start: 33.5415/-86.459
End: 33.5448/-86.443
53 2009 05 03 1303 Shelby

Storm Survey

Event Summary

Event Report

Moderate Risk
F1 1.43 300  0 0 1.4 WNW Dunavant - 1.3 N Dunavant
The tornado touched down along CR-470 west of Dunavant. It then moved northeastward, and lifted just after it crossed AL-25 just north of Dunavant. Numerous trees were snapped off and uprooted along the path.

Start: 33.4913/-86.5707
End: 33.4992/-86.5477
52 2009 05 03 1254 Shelby

Storm Survey

Event Summary

Event Report

Moderate Risk
F0 2.60 200  0 0 5.8 NE Quito - 5.2 WSW Dunavant
The tornado touched down near Ashington Drive, in the Brook Highland area, just southwest of Lake Purdy. It then moved east-northeast, across AL-119, and into the Greystone area. Numerous trees were uprooted along the path. At least 20 homes suffered minor roof damage, mainly the loss of shingles. Other damage was limited to uprooted and snapped trees, especially on the Greystone Golf Course. The course was closed for a day due to clean up.

Start: 33.4372/-86.6758
End: 33.451/-86.6338
51 2009 05 03 1232 Hale

Storm Survey

Event Summary

Event Report

Moderate Risk
F1 0.05 50  0 0 1.8 SW Newbern
A brief tornado touched down along CR-10 west of AL-61, which is south southwest of Newbern in the Sunshine Community. The roof and metal siding was completely taken off one barn, and partially off another. Another cinder block building on the farm sustained roof damage. A few trees were blown down along the short path.

Start: 32.5614/-87.551
End: 32.5614/-87.551
50 2009 05 02 1627 Lamar

Storm Survey

Event Report

Slight Risk
F0 2.52 50  0 0 2.1 SSE Hightogy - 0.2 SE Kingville
The tornado touched down along AL-17 just south of the Hightogy Community. It then traveled east-northeast, and lifted after it crossed CR-20 near Wright Road. The damage path was mainly confined to wooded areas. Several trees were snapped off along the path and a few roadways were temporarily impassable.

Start: 33.6711/-88.0898
End: 33.6781/-88.0468
49 2009 05 02 1620 Fayette

Storm Survey

Event Report

Moderate Risk
F0 0.05 30  0 0 2.6 N Covin
A brief tornado touchdown was reported by two law enforcement officers in a wooded area near the intersection of AL-18 and AL-107, just northwest of the city of Fayette. A subsequent survey of the area by county officials revealed very little damage.

Start: 33.717/-87.879
End: 33.717/-87.879
48 2009 04 19 2133 Russell

Storm Survey

Event Summary

Event Report

Damage Images


Continued into Georgia

Slight Risk
F2
(F2)
1.47
(3.45)
250
(250)
0
(0)
0
(0)
1.5 WNW Girard - Phenix City
The tornado touched down near the intersection of 22nd Avenue and 17th Street in Phenix City. It then traveled northeast through the south end of Phenix City, and crossed the Chattahoochee River and moved into Muscogee County Georgia. Five businesses sustained major damage, and seven homes received varying degrees of roof damage. At least 100 and as many as 200 trees were snapped or uprooted. A damage survey conducted by the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Peachtree City, Georgia confirmed that an EF1 tornado, which initially touched down in Phenix City - Russell County, Alabama as an EF2 tornado at the intersection of Dillingham and Broad Streets, continued into Muscogee County, Georgia and the city of Columbus. The total tornado path was determined to be approximately four miles in length, two of which fell within Muscogee County, Georgia. The maximum path width was determined to be 250 yards with maximum winds estimated at 105 mph. Damage within Georgia was first observed at Columbus State University. Significant damage was observed to buildings and trees on the campus. The Old Rankin Building, an older building which had been converted to dormitories, suffered substantial damage. From this point, spotty tree, roof, and window damage was observed along the path of the tornado and it continued moving eastward. At the intersection of 13th Street and 13th Avenue, a small utility truck used at a nursery had been picked up and moved at least 25 feet and through a neighboring fence. Minor damage to displays, trees, and plants was also observed in the adjacent nursery. From here to where the tornado lifted near the intersection of Macon Road and Preston Drive in Columbus, hundreds of large mature oak trees were either snapped or uprooted through Lake Bottom Park and Hilton Avenue and Harding Drive. Extensive damage was observed to homes throughout this area, largely a result of the downed trees. Many power lines were down along the path of the tornado as well. Over 100 structures, including homes and businesses, suffered minor to moderate damage.

Start: 32.4594/-85.0231
End: 32.4651/-84.9987
47 2009 04 19 2021 St. Clair

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Event Summary

Event Report

Slight Risk
F1 2.92 75  0 0 2.4 NNE Greensport - 3.8 SSE Steele
The tornado touched down at the intersection of US-411 and Joshua Drive, several miles northeast of Ashville. It then moved nearly coincident with US-411 for about 3 miles, lifting just west of Mopar Drive. About 50 trees were snapped or uprooted, but no other damage was found.

Start: 33.8643/-86.2199
End: 33.8805/-86.1728
46 2009 04 19 2016 DeKalb

Storm Survey

Event Report

Slight Risk
F1 5.27 150  0 13 2.6 SSE Stamp - 0.7 ESE Hammondville
The tornado touched down along CR 121. Several trees were uprooted and some small trees were snapped. Falling trees caused some minor structural damage. An awning was damaged at one home along CR 121. Damage became more sporadic farther east, where there were mainly uprooted trees along the damage path. The tornado finally lifted near the intersection of Alabama Highway 117 and Lowery Road just west of Valley Head. A strong low pressure system tracking northeast from the southern Ozarks into the Ohio Valley brought a cold front into the central Tennessee Valley during the late afternoon and evening hours of the 19th. Supercells erupted across northern Mississippi, moving into far northwest Alabama shortly before 5 pm CDT. Initially, these storms were large hail producers, with up to baseball sized hail reported in the town of Red Bay in Franklin County. As the early evening progressed, this supercell tracked into Lawrence and Morgan Counties producing wind damage and at least six tornadoes as it moved east. A male individual was killed in the town of Priceville in Morgan County when a tree was knocked down onto his trailer home. The thunderstorms evolved into a quasi-linear convective system (QLCS) as they moved into Marshall and DeKalb Counties. Another tornado developed rapidly in the community of Asbury in Marshall County, killing one and critically injurying another when their mobile home was destroyed. The QLCS progressed into DeKalb County producing additional tornado damage.

Start: 34.5484/-85.7062
End: 34.5752/-85.6195
45 2009 04 19 2003 DeKalb

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Event Report

Slight Risk
F0 1.06 50  0 0 0.5 NNE Guest - 0.5 W Pleasant Hill
An EF-0 tornado touched down briefly in the Guest Community along CR 50. Several softwood trees were uprooted and a small barn was destroyed on the north side of hte road. The tornado continued to move northeast along CR 44 causing sporadic tree damage before lifting.

Start: 34.4262/-85.8768
End: 34.4298/-85.8588
44 2009 04 19 1959 Blount-St. Clair

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Slight Risk
F2 9.19 300  0 0 4.8 S Mattawana - 5.5 SSE Oneonta Robbins Airport
The tornado touched down at the intersection of CR-27 and Jones Chapel Road. It then traveled northeastward and crossed Lake Rd, CR-29, Putman Road, and Hicks Road, before moving into Saint Clair County. Six chicken houses were completely destroyed, killing nearly 100,000 chickens. One home had its second story destroyed, and another home suffered a complete roof collapse. One large industrial barn was destroyed. Two additional homes, several more chicken sheds, and about 9 outbuilding also received varying degrees of damage. About 200 trees were snapped and uprooted.

Start: 33.8605/-86.442
End: 33.88977/-86.3376
43 2009 04 19 1936 Bullock

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Slight Risk
F0 0.05 50  0 0 2.9 N Hector
The tornado touched down briefly about two miles north of the Shopton Community. Several trees were snapped or uprooted.

Start: 32.1617/-85.9348
End: 32.1617/-85.9348
42 2009 04 19 1935 Marshall

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Event Report

Slight Risk
F1 3.00 60  1 1 2.0 SE Little New York - 3.0 SSE Poplar Springs
An EF-1 tornado touched down just south of Gin Road in the Asbury Community. A mobile home was completely destroyed with the content blown 40 yards and the frame blown 60 yards. Tragically, one occupant suffered fatal injuries with another suffering life threatening injuries. The tornado continued to track northeast destroying one large chicken house and damaging several others. Several barns and outbuildings sustained substantial damage. The tornado weakened as it continued to move northeast before lifting near Asbury Road.

Start: 34.3572/-86.1591
End: 34.3781/-86.113
41 2009 04 19 1920 Montgomery

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Slight Risk
F1 0.05 50  0 0 3.1 N Pine Level
The tornado touched down briefly near the intersection of US-231 and Old Barnes Road, a few miles north of the Pine Level Community. Three horse trailers, including one that weighed over 10,000 pounds, were tossed over 50 feet.

Start: 32.1144/-86.0672
End: 32.1144/-86.0672
40 2009 04 19 1910 Montgomery

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Slight Risk
F0 0.09 150  0 0 3.4 NE Ramer
The tornado touched down briefly on Mount Lebanon Road, just to the west of the Gibson Community in the southern part of Montgomery County. About 10 trees were snapped or uprooted, the metal roof was blown off a barn, and a home sustained minor shingle damage.

Start: 32.0884/-86.1848
End: 32.0884/-86.1848
39 2009 04 19 1758 Morgan

Storm Survey

Event Report

Slight Risk
F0 0.51 50  0 1 2.4 WSW Brooksville - 1.9 WSW Brooksville
A EF-0 tornado snapped and uprooted numerous large pine trees between Shoal Creek Road and Natural Bridge Road. Sporadic tree and structural damage to a shed occurred along Natural Bridge Road, which is just north of Pine Road. Estimated peak wind speed was 85 mph.

Start: 34.4852/-86.8874
End: 34.4852/-86.8785
38 2009 04 19 1753 Shelby

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Slight Risk
F0 3.30 100  0 0 0.5 ENE Maylene - 0.2 ENE Alabaster
The tornado a touched down on CR-17, in the the Maylene community. It then produced sporadic damage as it moved northeastward, crossing Kent Dairy and Thompson Roads, and AL-119, before lifting just before reaching Old Highway 31 and a large shopping center. Damage along the path was minor, with a few trees being snapped off, and a few homes sustaining light shingle damage.

Start: 33.2035/-86.8627
End: 33.2315/-86.8165
37 2009 04 19 1743 Morgan

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Event Report

Slight Risk
F0 2.01 50  0 0 0.2 W Pumpkin Center - 0.6 N Neel
An EF-0 tornado snapped and uprooted several large trees between Pumpkin Center and Neel, just north of Iron Man Road. It also downed a tree on a mobile home off of Blankenship Road, but luckily no one was injured. Additional trees were trees were snapped and uprooted along Hazel Street.

Start: 34.4706/-87.0842
End: 34.4793/-87.0505
36 2009 04 19 1728 Perry

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Event Report

Slight Risk
F1 1.22 100  0 0 3.1 N Marion - 3.6 NNE Marion
The tornado touched down in a wooded ravine, between Nichols Lane and CR-7. It then traveled east-northeast for just over a mile, and lifted near the intersection of Coles Truck Stop Road and AL-5. Along the path, approximately 100 hardwood trees were snapped, and near the end of the path, several hardwoods were uprooted. A home sustained minor damage to shingles and siding. The occupant of the home took refuge in a closet, and was unharmed, after her brother called to inform her of the tornado warning.

Start: 32.674/-87.3138
End: 32.6767/-87.2931
35 2009 04 19 1718 Lawrence

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Event Report

Slight Risk
F1 4.38 67  0 0

2.5 WNW Wren - 1.9 SE Moulton
An EF-1 tornado caused complete roof loss and significant structural damage to a concrete industrial facility along Highway 157. This facility was located 2 miles southeast of Moulton. Additional damage occurred along CR 99 and 100 between Wren and Moulton, where multiple trees were snapped and uprooted. Estimated peak wind speed with this tornado was 100 mph.

Start: 34.4382/-87.3236
End: 34.4637/-87.2531

34 2009 04 19 1716 Shelby

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Alabaster Storm Video

Slight Risk
F0 1.97 800  0 0 0.6 NE Scotrock - 1.8 E Pelham
The tornado touched down in Alabaster, near the intersection of US-31 and CR-66. It then traveled northeastward, crossed Interstate 65, and then lifted just after crossing CR-52 near the fire station in Pelham. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted along the path. A few apartment complexes sustained minor to moderate roof damage. Several fallen trees landed on homes and mobile homes. A large billboard was blown down, which briefly blocked the north bound lanes of I-65.

Start: 33.2566/-86.8123
End: 33.2775/-86.7891
33 2009 04 19 1704 Perry

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Slight Risk
F1 3.97 50  0 0 4.9 NW Scott Station - 2.7 SW Folsom
The tornado touched down on Luke Jackson Road, just east of AL-61. From there, it traveled to the east-northeast, crossing over several dirt roads before lifting near Webb Road. Along the path, several large hardwood trees were uprooted and snapped, and softwoods were snapped. One home sustained minor shingle damage near the beginning of the path. A large deer stand was destroyed near the end of the path.

Start: 32.6443/-87.4958
End: 32.6492/-87.4278
32 2009 04 19 1703 Lawrence

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F0 1.27 25  0 0 1.7 WSW Mt Hope - 1.1 S Mt Hope
Several trees were snapped and uprooted between CR 23 and CR 25 south of Mount Hope. In addition, two homes sustained minor roof damage/shingle loss. Estimated path length was approximately 1.3 miles with a path width of 75 feet. Estimated peak wind speed was 80 mph.

Start: 34.4378/-87.5053
End: 34.4348/-87.4834
31 2009 04 19 1652 Hale

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F0 3.57 25  0 0 2.0 NNW Whitsitt - 1.9 E Rosemary
The tornado touched down just to the west of AL-25 about 1 1/2 miles north of the the town of Whitsitt. It then traveled east-northeast over County Road 47 and lifted just to the east of AL-61, south of the County Road 24 intersection. About 50 trees were snapped or uprooted, and a metal roof was peeled off of an outbuilding.

Start: 32.6261/-87.5949
End: 32.6447/-87.5377
30 2009 04 13 0700 Geneva

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Slight Risk
F0 0.31 50  0 0 WNW Black
An EF0 tornado touched down near County Road 4 and moved across County Road 55. Several homes were damaged along its short path.

Start: 31.0144/-85.7592
End: 31.014/-85.754
29 2009 04 10 2020 Russell

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F1 0.49 150  0 1 2.6 WSW Nuckols - 2.3 SW Nuckols
The tornado briefly touched down and produced damage near the intersection of Ridge Road and Rutledge Road, about 4 miles east-northeast of Seale. One mobile home was lifted off its foundation, spun and flipped, and completely destroyed. One occupant of the mobile home was injured. Several trees were also blown down along the short path. A powerful spring storm system, including a deepening surface low and a strong cold front, brought widespread severe weather to central Alabama. Damaging wind gusts, large hail, and 8 tornadoes were reported across the area.

Start: 32.3099/-85.1076
End: 32.3086/-85.0994
28 2009 04 10 1948 Montgomery-Macon-Bullock

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F1 26.07 440  0 0 2.6 NNE Pinedale - 0.5 S Down
A long-tracked tornado, that would eventually move into portions of Macon and Bullock Counties, first touched down near the intersection of US-80 (Eastern Blvd.) and AL-110 (Vaughan Road), on the east side of the city of Montgomery. The storm then moved east southeast through the eastern part of the Montgomery metro area, later crossing AL-271 (Taylor Road) and CR-85. It then impacted the Cecil Community in the far eastern portion of the county, before moving into Macon County. At least 3 barns and several outbuildings were damaged or destroyed along the path. Dozens of homes suffered minor to moderate roof damage and numerous windows were broken. Thousands of trees were either snapped off or were uprooted along the path. Several homes and vehicles were damaged from flying or falling debris. An apartment complex on Vaughan Road sustained damage. The most concentrated damage occurred along Ray Thorington Road, where extensive tree damage was apparent, a school was damaged and a few homes were damaged. The long tracked tornado that tracked across a large section of Montgomery County made its first of three county line crossings, into Macon County. In this portion of Macon County, the tornado track was just over a mile long, and through a largely rural area. The long tracked Montgomery-Cecil tornado moved out of Macon County, and cut across the far northwestern tip of Bullock County. The track was through a rural part of the county, and damage was light. After its brief journey across the tip of Bullock County, the Montgomery-Cecil tornado moved back into Macon County, near Bughall Creek. These last several miles of the path caused damage mainly to trees. Along the entire path, 3 buildings were destroyed, and another 20 structures suffered varying degrees of damage. Despite the long path, no injuries were reported.

Start: 32.3367/-86.2167
End: 32.2628/-85.7792
27 2009 04 10 1926 Tallapoosa-Macon-Lee

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F1 25.53 440  0 0 2.1 E Reeltown - 1.1 WNW Marvyn
A long tracked tornado, which would eventually track into two other counties, first touched down on Happy Hollow Road just northwest of the Liberty City Community, near the Tallapoosa and Macon County Line. The tornado was in Tallapoosa County for less than two miles, and caused generally light damage. The tornado that touched down near Liberty City in Tallapoosa County crossed into Macon County, and continued to travel southeast, staying just southwest of the Lee County line for most of its path. In Macon County, thousands of trees were either snapped off or uprooted along the damage path. A few mobile homes suffered varying degrees of damage, and one mobile home was knocked off its foundation. Several barns had their roofs partially removed, and several other structures suffered varying degrees of roof damage. Several homes and vehicles had windows broken out. The tornado that had previously moved through Tallapoosa and Macon Counties completed its journey in Lee County. It entered Lee County near Lee Road 812 and Long Branch Creek. It traveled another 4.4 miles southeast, before finally lifting near the intersection of US-80 and AL-51, near the Marvyn Community. Most of the path in Lee County was across rural forest or farm land, and damage was relatively minor.

Start: 32.594/-85.764
End: 32.4388/-85.3666
26 2009 04 10 1919 Russell

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F1 0.99 50  0 2 3.9 SSW Ladonia - 3.0 S Ladonia
The tornado touched down near the Phenix City Drag Strip, along CR-28. Most of the damage from the tornado was at a mobile home park, where two minor injuries occurred. A couple dozen trees were snapped and uprooted in the area.

Start: 32.4175/-85.0924
End: 32.4273/-85.08
25 2009 04 10 1904 Russell

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F1 5.92 150  0 0 3.0 NNE Unland - 0.8 ESE Crawford
The tornado touched down near the intersection of CR-83 and Thomas Road. It then traveled east southeast for several miles, crossing US-80 and AL-169 near the Crawford community, before lifting near the intersection of CR-41 and AL-169. The tornado snapped off or uprooted numerous trees along the path.

Start: 32.4621/-85.2669
End: 32.4467/-85.1671
24 2009 04 10 1851 Lee

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F1 2.19 100  0 0 0.7 E Mitchell Crossroads - 1.1 NNW Whatley Crossroads
The tornado touched down south of the Beauregard Community, just west of AL-51. It then traveled southeast for just over two miles, lifting near CR-42. The most significant damage occurred near CR-758, where a mobile home received damage, a few other structures suffered roof damage and several trees and power lines were either snapped off or were uprooted.

Start: 32.5294/-85.3882
End: 32.5148/-85.3548
23 2009 04 10 1830 Lee

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F1 5.50 300  0 0 3.0 WNW Loachapoka - 2.5 E Loachapoka
The tornado touched down just west of the town of Loachapoka along CR-64. It then moved through Loachapoka, and nearly paralleled AL-14 for several miles, before lifting just south of AL-14 east of CR-51. Hundreds of trees were snapped off and uprooted along the path. In Loachapoka, a church sustained moderate roof damage, several barns and outbuildings suffered varying degrees of damage, and a few vehicles were damaged by the fallen trees.

Start: 32.6114/-85.6293
End: 32.5936/-85.5372
22 2009 04 10 1812 Tallapoosa-Lee

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F1 10.14 250  0 0 3.3 WNW Church Hill - 4.3 SSW Roxana
The tornado started near the intersection of Prospect Road and County Road 45, about 3.5 miles southeast of Martin Dam. It then traveled southeast across AL-49 and several other county and secondary roads, before moving into Lee County. In Tallapoosa County, there were numerous trees snapped off and uprooted along the path. Several outbuildings of various size had their roofs blown off. The tornado that started in Tallapoosa County crossed into Lee County near Moss Flat Road, before it lifted near Lee Road 217 and Cane Creek. Its brief path in Lee County produced only light damage.

Start: 32.6648/-85.8538
End: 32.6257/-85.6858
21 2009 04 10 1402 Marshall-Jackson-DeKalb

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F3 32.53 440  0 5 2.7 SSE Grant - 3.1 WSW Stamp
A tornado touched down approximately 2.5 miles south southeast of Grant along Campbell Mill Road. A few houses sustained minor roof damage on the southeast side of Grant. At least two mobile homes sustained major damage from falling trees. The tornado continued east crossing Old Union Road, Columbus City Road, and Cardessa Lane before descending into the Tennessee River Valley. The tornado crossed Highway 79 at approximately 307 PM CDT at the Baker Mountain Road intersection. At this point the damage path width was just below a half of a mile wide. One woman was injured when a tree fell on her car near the Waterfront Grocery Store. Several houses sustained substantial damage on the east side of Highway 79 and many trees were snapped and uprooted. The roof was blown off of one home and a brick wall collapsed. The tornado crossed a small inlet onto the south side of Preston Island, wiping out several boat docks and boat houses. Several homes sustained significant damage on the island from falling trees. At least two wood homes had complete roof collapse and partial wall collapse. The tornado crossed Lake Guntersville into the South Sauty Community. At least one person was injured in this area when he was caught outside during the tornado. At this point, the damage path width increased to at least a half a mile wide. Several well built homes were damaged by falling trees along Memonminee Road. At least 20 boat houses were destroyed in the community. Along Chilcotin Road a well constructed two story brick house lost its roof. Also falling trees damaged several camper trailers. One trailer was blown into Lake Guntersville. Thousands of trees were uprooted or snapped along the path of the tornado in Marshall County. The tornado crossed the CR 67 causeway and very shortly after moved into Jackson County. On CR 67, tornadic winds damaged the shoulder of the roadway as it crossed. Just east of CR 67, this tornado continued east northeast from Marshall County and into southern Jackson County. Several homes were destroyed in the Macedonia Community along with numerous large trees uprooted and snapped. Three TVA high voltage powerline towers also collapsed. As the tornado approached Powell, a double wide manufactured home was shifted off its foundation with total roof collapse and complete destruction to the front of the home. This destructive tornado continued to move east northeast from Jackson County into Dekalb County. Just on the east side of Highway 35, a large metal industrial building that was securely anchored into the ground was completely destroyed. In Sylvania, significant damage occurred to several homes in the Stonebrook Subdivision. One home was completely lifted off its foundation and driven nearly 4 feet into the ground. Sporadic damage continued just to the east of Sylvania until the tornado apparently lifted between 335 and 340 PM CDT, just south of the Mahan Crossroads Community in west central Dekalb County.

Start: 34.495/-86.249
End: 34.5561/-85.7754
20 2009 04 10 1259 Limestone

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F0 0.23 10  0 0 SSW Thach
A brief tornado snapped and downed up to twenty trees at a farmstead on the west side of Interstate 65 at mile marker 359.

Start: 34.8948/-86.9155
End: 34.8938/-86.9117
19 2009 04 10 0438 Marshall

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F0 1.96 200  0 0 0.4 ENE Little New York - 2.3 E Little New York
An EF-0 tornado with a 1.9 mile path length and maximum path width of 200 yards touched down just west of Martling Road in the Martin/Asbury Community. The tornado tracked east across Martling Road, Bell Orr Drive, and Claude Hill Road before weakening and lifting near Asbury Church Road. Along the track, several trees were uprooted and a few were snapped. Most of a metal roof was peeled from a a well constructed barn. A few houses near Claude Hill Road sustained minor roof damage.

Start: 34.382/-86.174
End: 34.386/-86.14
18 2009 04 02 1909 Madison

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Moderate Risk
F0 0.59 50  0 0 Huntsville
An EF-0 tornado with a peak wind of 85 mph, path length of 0.59 miles, and a maximum path width of 50 yards touched down just southwest of Butler High School. This tornado tracked across Holmes Avenue to the Fairway Drive area and lifted before it exited the neighborhood. Several large trees were snapped or uprooted. One home was damaged when a large tree fell on it. A mobile home received minor roof damage.

Start: 34.7267/-86.6212
End: 34.7303/-86.6117
17 2009 04 02 1626 Morgan

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F1 1.18 200  0 0 Laceys Spring
An EF-1 tornado with a peak wind of 105 mph, path length of 1.2, and a maximum path width of 200 yards touched down in a field south of Lower Dry Creek Road. This tornado tracked northeast across Kay Road and across Sherbrook Drive before lifting. Several large trees were uprooted or snapped. Multiple residences sustained minor damage and a shed was destroyed. Greater structural damage resulted from large trees falling on structures and not the tornado itself.

Start: 34.54/-86.6221
End: 34.5509/-86.6062
16 2009 04 02 1535 Limestone

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F0 1.69 50  0 0 0.8 WNW Murphee Place - 1.0 SE Tanner
An EF-0 tornado with a peak wind of 80 mph, path length of 1.69 miles, and a maximum path width of 50 yards touched down just to the east of Sandlin Street southwest of Tanner Crossroads. This tornado tracked across Steward Road and Rosie Road before lifting near Nuclear Plant Road and US Highway 31. Several small to medium trees were snapped or uprooted. Tree houses, a shed, and a barn sustained minor damage.

Start: 34.7023/-86.9834
End: 34.7185/-86.9605
15 2009 04 02 1446 Colbert

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Moderate Risk
F1 0.26 75  0 0 2.7 N Old Bethel - 2.4 SW Bingham
This was an EF-1 tornado with a peak wind of 100 mph, path length of 0.26 miles, and a maximum path width of 75 yards. The tornado touched down along County Line Road about one mile south of Whiteoak and moved northward before lifting before reaching Alabama Highway 157 near Bingham. The roof of a church was heavily damaged and several large trees were snapped or uprooted. Also, numerous power lines were blown down.

Start: 34.6181/-87.5261
End: 34.6221/-87.5262
14 2009 04 02 1443 Tuscaloosa

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Moderate Risk
F1 0.59 150  0 0 1.8 NW Samantha - 1.9 NNW Samantha
The tornado touched down near the intersection of Lesueur Road and Old Fayette Road, near the Samantha Community. It then moved northeastward for about one half of a mile, and lifted just north of Brady Montgomery Road. The most significant damage occurred as the tornado crossed Brady Montgomery Road. Numerous hardwood and softwood trees were snapped off and uprooted.

Start: 33.436/-87.644
End: 33.443/-87.638
13 2009 04 02 1415 Lamar

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F0 0.01 10  0 0 0.9 SSE Hightogy
A public official observed a brief tornado touchdown on AL-17, near the Hightogy Community. Subsequent investigation revealed no known damage.

Start: 33.6896/-88.0922
End: 33.6896/-88.0922
12 2009 03 28 1916 Dekalb

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F1 2.50 50  0 0 3.2 NNW Allen - 1.8 W Valley Head
An EF-1 tornado with peak winds of 105 mph tracked 2.5 miles. The tornado snapped numerous large pine trees and uprooting others along County Roads 610 and 885, about 4 miles west of Valley Head. A large tree fell on a house along County Road 885 causing significant roof damage. At a residence along Country Road 121, a small portion of siding was peeled off of a home and a portion of a metal roof of a barn was also torn off. Trees were also uprooted along County Road 608 and additional damage was found near Highway 11 and Bethel Road, just south of Hammondville. Low-topped supercell thunderstorms developed along a powerful cold front during the late afternoon of the 28th across the eastern half of north Alabama. The storms evolved into a quasi-linear convective system (QLCS) with embedded mesocyclones, one of which became tornadic. There were also a few reports of large hail and damaging winds.

Start: 34.5422/-85.6944
End: 34.5658/-85.661
11 2009 03 28 1911 Jackson

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F0 1.58 40  0 0 1.9 ENE Pisgah - 1.7 WNW Rosalie
An EF-0 tornado with a peak wind of 85 mph completely ripped the roof off of a barn along County Road 60. Two houses sustained significant roof damage along County Road 58 just northeast of Pisgah. Debris from the barn roof was thrown nearly 200 yards.

Start: 34.6928/-85.8212
End: 34.7117/-85.8056
10 2009 03 26 0555 Escambia

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F1 2.38 1000  0 0 0.5 S Appleton - 2.0 NE Appleton
The EF1 tornado touched down just south of Appleton where it destroyed a small barn behind a residence and uprooted several hardwood trees and snapped several pine trees. The tornado continued northeast where it strengthened and widened. At its strongest point the tornado snapped numerous large pine trees in a wooded area. On the periphery of the stronger winds several homes and outbuildings experienced minor roof and shingle damage. The tornado lifted about two miles northeast of Appleton.

Start: 31.1128/-87.07
End: 31.1405/-87.0461
9 2009 03 26 0404 Shelby

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F0 3.71 35  0 0 1.1 NNE Maylene - 1.0 ENE Alabaster
The tornado touched down near the intersection of Kent Dairy Road and CR-17, near Maylene. It then moved east-northeast through the old Siluria section of Alabaster, causing sporadic damage, and lifted on the east side of Interstate 65 near Exit 238. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted, and three homes were damaged along the path due to falling trees.

Start: 33.214/-86.8625
End: 33.235/-86.8034
8 2009 03 26 0220 Lamar-Fayette

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F1 3.61 100  0 0 3.3 SSE Kennedy - 5.9 SSE Belk
The tornado touched down near the intersection of Junkins Road and Holliman Road, in the southeastern portion of Lamar County. From there, it moved northeastward into Fayette County. In Lamar County, damage was confined to numerous trees that snapped and uprooted. The tornado that touched down in southeastern Lamar County moved into southwestern Fayette County. It continued to travel northeastward, across Junkins Drive, Brazeal Road, Wesley Chapel Road, and Howard Drive. It lifted just north of the intersection of Summers Road and AL-159. In addition to numerous trees that were snapped and uprooted, the tornado also damaged two homes, one business shop, and at least 5 outbuildings. A 17 foot camper was pushed 3 feet sideways in the mud due to the force of the wind. A family that was in one of the homes at the time heard the warning via NOAA Weather Radio and went to their storm cellar. They then heard the "roar of a jet" as the tornado passed overhead, but they made it through the event without any injuries.

Start: 33.5374/-87.9551
End: 33.5669/-87.9033
7 2009 02 28 0825 Lee

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F2 8.29 500  0 3 1.9 WSW Salem - 1.8 SSE Valley
The tornado touched down southwest of the community of Salem. It then moved just north of due east, crossing US-280 and several smaller county roads, before lifting at CR-379. Winds estimated at 125-130 mph destroyed 6 mobile homes and 4 site built homes, badly damaged 8 homes, and caused minor damage to 9 others. Two area businesses were destroyed, one other received minor damage, and one school building was damaged. Hundreds of trees were snapped off and uprooted, and one 18-wheeler was overturned. There were three minor injuries reported, only one that required hospitalization.

Start: 32.589/-85.2596
End: 32.5967/-85.1175
6 2009 02 28 0756 Lee

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F1 0.31 100  0 0 0.7 NNE Ridge Grove - 1.0 NNE Ridge Grove
The tornado touched down briefly near the intersection of US-280 and CR-147, near an area known as The Bottle. One building sustained heavy damage when its metal roof was peeled off. One car was overturned at a used car dealership and a few trees were snapped or uprooted.

Start: 32.6785/-85.4936
End: 32.6801/-85.4887
5 2009 02 28 0740 Tallapoosa

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F0 0.25 100  0 0 2.3 SSE Tallassee
The tornado touched down briefly near CR-51 in far southern Tallapoosa County. Several trees and power lines were blown down and 2 outbuildings were destroyed. A couple of homes in the area also sustained shingle damage.

Start: 32.4977/-85.8708
End: 32.4977/-85.8708
4 2009 02 27 1556 Hale

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F0 0.02 20  0 0 5.0 N Greensboro
Multiple 911 calls were received from the public of a tornado crossing AL-69 north of Greensboro. Only one damaged tree could be found with the apparent brief touchdown.

Start: 32.7717/-87.5855
End: 32.7717/-87.5855
3 2009 02 27 1010 Shelby

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F0 1.79 25  0 0 1.6 NW Argyle - 1.6 NNE Argyle
The tornado touched down briefly near County Road 11 in Chelsea. There was no solid path of destruction, but the tornado was witnessed by several people. Damage in the area included several trees and power lines that were blown down, windows blown out of multiple cars, and a gas station sign that was destroyed. Winds were estimated around 75 mph.

Start: 33.3478/-86.6475
End: 33.3501/-86.6167
2 2009 02 18 1855 Randolph

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F1 0.85 500  0 0 0.3 NNW Wehadkee - 0.8 ENE Wehadkee
The tornado touched down in a forested area one-quarter mile west of County Road 296, about 8 miles northeast of Roanoke. It then tracked east-southeastward for just under a mile before lifting near the Georgia State Line. Several hundred trees were either snapped off or blown down along the path, but it hit no other structures.

Start: 33.2343/-85.272
End: 33.2332/-85.2573
1 2009 01 10 1705 Washington

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F1 1.60 200  0 0 0.1 WSW McIntosh - 1.5 ENE McIntosh
An EF-1 tonado developed near the intersection of Topton Road and U.S. Highway 43. The tornado traveled northeast for about 1.6 miles and ended near the Ciba Industrial Plant. Numerous pine trees were snapped at their bases along the entire path and extensive roof damage was observed to single family residence homes. The Ciba
Industrial Plant experienced damage to several of its building's roofs. The high winds also blew through the glass door entry-ways of several buildings. High winds also blew out the rear windshields of an entire row of pickup trucks. One truck in the parking lot was flipped upside down and extensive tree damage occurred near the entrance to the plant.

Start: 31.269/-88.032
End: 31.2751/-88.0055


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