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November 27, 2004 Tornado


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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
1130 AM CST MON NOV 29 2004

RESULTS OF STORM SURVEYS OF TORNADO DAMAGE IN BALDWIN COUNTY ALABAMA AND ESCAMBIA COUNTY FLORIDA ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 27 AND IN SANTA ROSA COUNTY FLORIDA ON WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 24. ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 27 IN BALDWIN AND ESCAMBIA COUNTIES...

AN F2 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ALONG COUNTY ROAD 32 JUST WEST OF DAVIS ROAD. THE TORNADO DAMAGED A COUPLE OF HOMES AND DAMAGED TREES IN THIS AREA. THE TORNADO THEN TRACKED EAST NORTHEAST AND CROSSED HIGHWAY 59 JUST SOUTHWEST OF SUMMERDALE. THE TORNADO THEN TRACKED ACROSS LEE AND HAMM STREETS IN SUMMERDALE. THIS IS WHERE MOST OF THE DAMAGE OCCURRED. SEVERAL HOMES WERE DAMAGED OR PUSHED OFF THEIR BLOCKS. A SCHOOL BUS WAS PUSHED 15 TO 20 FEET SIDEWAYS BY THE WINDS. BLEACHERS FROM A NEW BALL FIELD WERE FOUND ABOUT A QUARTER MILE AWAY NEXT TO A BUS. THE TORNADO THEN TRACKED ALONG COUNTY ROAD 34 AND DAMAGED TREES AND A FEW HOMES (THIS AREA IS RURAL). THE TORNADO CONTINUED MOVING EAST NORTHEAST AND ASCENDED BACK INTO THE CLOUDS NEAR HARMS ROAD. IN ALL...35 TO 40 HOMES WERE DAMAGED WITH 5 OR 6 TOTALLY DESTROYED. ABOUT 3 HOMES WERE PUSHED OFF THEIR FOUNDATIONS (BLOCKS). THE TORNADO WAS RATED AN F2 AND WAS ABOUT 300 YARDS WIDE WITH A TRACK OF ABOUT 4.5 MILES LONG. FIVE PEOPLE WERE TREATED AND RELEASED FROM LOCAL HOSPITALS WITH NONE SUFFERING ANY LIFE THREATENING INJURIES. A TORNADO WARNING WAS ISSUED FOR THE AREA AT 1128 AM WITH THE TORNADO STRIKING THE SUMMERDALE AREA AROUND 1135 AM. SEVERAL PEOPLE IN SUMMERDALE HEARD THE WARNING AND TOOK COVER BEFORE THE TORNADO STRUCK.

AN F0 TORNADO BRIEFLY TOUCHED DOWN NEAR COUNTY ROAD 87 ABOUT A MILE SOUTH OF COUNTY ROAD 38 (SOUTH OF ELSANOR IN BALDWIN COUNTY). TREES AND A COUPLE OF HURRICANE IVAN DAMAGED TRAILERS WERE TURNED OVER. NO ONE LIVED IN THE TRAILERS. THE TORNADO THEN WENT BACK INTO THE CLOUDS. THE TORNADO WAS AN F0 AND ABOUT 50 YARDS WIDE WITH A TRACK OF ABOUT ONE TENTH OF A MILE. THIS TORNADO OCCURRED AROUND 1145 AM. A TORNADO WARNING WAS IN EFFECT.

AN F1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR SEMINOLE ALONG DONOVAN ROAD. THE TORNADO DAMAGED TREES WITH SEVERAL HOMES SUFFERING ROOF DAMAGE IN THIS AREA. THE TORNADO THEN TRACKED EAST NORTHEAST ACROSS THE STYX AND PERDIDO RIVERS AND MOVED INTO ESCAMBIA COUNTY FLORIDA ALONG US HIGHWAY 90. TREES WERE DAMAGED ALONG THIS TRACK WITH THE TORNADO THEN ASCENDING BACK INTO THE CLOUD NEAR WESTERNWAY IN BEULAH. MOST OF THIS AREA IS RURAL. A COUPLE OF TRAILERS WERE TURNED OVER NEAR RUBYS CAMP ROAD AND ALSO ON WESTERNWAY. THE TORNADO WAS RATED AN F1 AND WAS ABOUT 200 YARDS WIDE WITH A TRACK OF ABOUT 4 MILES IN LENGTH. THIS TORNADO OCCURRED AROUND 1155 AM. A TORNADO WARNING WAS IN EFFECT.

ON WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 24 IN SANTA ROSA COUNTY...

A TORNADO BRIEFLY TOUCHED DOWN ON BORDEN STREET WHICH IS SOUTHWEST OF MILTON AND WEST OF AVALON BLVD IN SANTA ROSA COUNTY. THE TORNADO BLEW THE ROOF OFF A HOME AND THEN TRACKED EAST AND DAMAGED A MANUFACTURED HOME. SEVERAL OTHER HOMES...JUST WEST OF AVALON BLVD SUFFERED ROOF DAMAGE. THE TORNADO THEN CROSSED AVALON BLVD MOVING EAST ON COMMERCE. SEVERAL FEMA TRAILERS WERE MOVED OFF THEIR FOUNDATIONS ON COMMERCE STREET. THE TORNADO THEN MOVED BACK INTO THE CLOUDS. THE TORNADO WAS RATED AN F1 AND WAS ABOUT 50 YARDS WIDE WITH A TRACK OF ABOUT 1 MILE. A TORNADO WARNING WAS ISSUED FOR SANTA ROSA COUNTY AT 824 AM WITH THE TORNADO OCCURRING AROUND 855 AM. PEOPLE IN THE PATH OF THE TORNADO HAD TAKEN COVER WHEN THE WARNING WAS ISSUED AND THUS NO MAJOR INJURIES OCCURRED.


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