Six tornadoes confirmed in Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The National Weather Service says six tornadoes touched down across seven counties on Alabama on Saturday, injuring more than 33 people and damaging or destroying dozens of homes and buildings.

Details of the storm surveys are below.

Alabama tornadoes
NWS survey reports

As of 9am Monday, April 25, 2010, six tornadoes had been confirmed in the state of Alabama.  However, two teams of NWS meteorologists are out today doing more storm surveys in Sumter, Marengo, Hale, Bibb, Walker, and Fayette counties, so the count may rise after those surveys are complete. Details below.

Birmingham NWS
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/bmx/

Huntsville NWS
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/hun/


Walker/Jefferson/Blount County (Parrish) tornado
EF-3
Damage path: 30 miles
Damage width: 400 yards (less than 1/4 mile)
70-80 homes and businesses damaged
No injuries nor deaths from tornado, but 50-year-old woman died after she slipped and fell on her way to storm shelter

Marion County tornado
EF-0
Damage path: 7 miles
Damage width: 200 yards (less than 1/8 mile)
3 homes damaged in Gu-win and Brilliant

Blount/Marshall County tornado
EF-1
Damage path: 2 miles
Damage width: 200 yards (less than 1/8 mile)
3 structures damaged northeast of Brooksville

Marshall/DeKalb County (Albertville-Mentone) tornado
EF-3
Damage path: 20 miles
Damage width: 3/4 mile (1,300 yards)
Significant damage in Albertville to Geraldine and just south of Mentone
33+ hurt by storm

DeKalb County (Mount Vernon-Collinsville) tornado
EF-3
Damage path: 7 miles
Damage width: 1/2 mile (880 yards)
Church, several homes damaged or destroyed
Several injuries

Cullman County (Phelan-Welti) tornado
EF-2
Damage path: 6 miles
Damage width: 300 yards (1/6 mile)
Several structures damaged



PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
830 AM CDT MON APR 25 2010

...NWS STORM ASSESSMENT SURVEYS...

...UPDATED FOR THE PLAN OF THE DAY FOR MONDAY...

MULTIPLE SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPED AND TRACKED
NORTHEASTWARD ACROSS CENTRAL ALABAMA BEGINNING SATURDAY MORNING
AND CONTINUED INTO THE OVERNIGHT HOURS SATURDAY NIGHT. NUMEROUS
DAMAGE REPORTS WERE RECEIVED THROUGHOUT THE EVENT...WITH
CONCENTRATED DAMAGE IN SEVERAL COUNTIES.

...WALKER/JEFFERSON/BLOUNT COUNTY TORNADO...

EVENT DATE: 24 APRIL, 2010
EVENT TYPE: EF-3
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS (MPH): 140
INJURIES/FATALITIES: NONE
EVENT START TIME/LOCATION COORDINATES: 10:04 PM/33.7336N 87.2864W
EVENT END TIME/LOCATION COORDINATES: 10:55 PM/33.8532N 86.7931W
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH (IN MILES): 29.5 MILES
DAMAGE WIDTH (IN YARDS): 400 YARDS

WARNINGS: TORNADO WARNING #25/10:01PM TO 10:30PM
          TORNADO WARNING #26/10:22PM TO 11:00 PM
WATCHES: TORNADO WATCH #99 VALID FROM 715PM CDT TO 2 AM 25 APRIL
2010.

THIS LONG TRACK TORNADO CAUSED EXTENSIVE DAMAGE IN PARRISH, AND
CONTINUED A PATH OF DAMAGE ACROSS NORTHERN JEFFERSON AND
SOUTHWESTERN BLOUNT COUNTIES. A TOTAL OF 70 TO 80 HOMES AND
BUSINESSES WERE DAMAGED, WITH ONE HOME DESTROYED. APPROXIMATELY
800 TO 1000 HARDWOOD AND SOFTWOOD TREES WERE EITHER UPROOTED OR
SNAPPED ALONG THE PATH OF THE STORM. THERE WAS ONE INDIRECT
FATALITY CAUSED WHEN A 50 YEAR OLD WOMAN SLIPPED AND FELL WHILE
GOING TO STORM SHELTER IN WALKER COUNTY.

...MARION COUNTY TORNADO...

EVENT DATE: 24 APRIL, 2010
EVENT TYPE: EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS (MPH): 80
INJURIES/FATALITIES: NONE
EVENT START TIME/LOCATION COORDINATES: 4:27 PM/33.9491N 87.8591W
EVENT END TIME/LOCATION COORDINATES: 4:38 PM/34.0201N 87.7683W
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH (IN MILES): 7.22 MILES
DAMAGE WIDTH (IN YARDS): 200 YARDS

A WEAK TORNADO FORMED JUST SOUTH OF THE CITY OF GU-WIN AND TRAVELED
TO THE NORTHEAST CREATING A NON-CONTINUOUS PATH OF DAMAGE FOR A
LITTLE MORE THAN 7 MILES. THREE HOMES TOOK THE BRUNT OF THE DAMAGE
ALONG COUNTY ROAD 47 SOUTHWEST OF THE CITY OF BRILLIANT.  ONE HOME
HAD MINOR DAMAGE DUE TO TREES FALLING ON TOP OF IT AND ONE OF THE
TREES THAT WAS UPROOTED FLIPPED OVER A MINIVAN.  THE SECOND HOME HAD
MINOR ROOF DAMAGE BUT 2 OUTBUILDINGS WERE DESTROYED.  THE THIRD HOME
INCURRED MAJOR STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO THE GARAGE WHEN THE WINDWARD
SIDE OF THE GARAGE WAS BLOWN IN.  THERE WAS ALSO AN OUTBUILDING
FLIPPED OVER AT THIS LOCATION.  IN TOTAL, THERE WERE APPROXIMATELY
40-60 HARDWOOD TREES UPROOTED ALONG THE PATH.

...BLOUNT/MARSHALL COUNTY TORNADO...

EVENT DATE: 24 APRIL, 2010
EVENT TYPE: EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS (MPH): 100
INJURIES/FATALITIES: NONE
EVENT START TIME/LOCATION COORDINATES: 9:59 PM/34.1917N 86.4146W
EVENT END TIME/LOCATION COORDINATES: 10:09 PM/34.2012N 86.3697W
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH (IN MILES): 2.18 MILES
DAMAGE WIDTH (IN YARDS): 200 YARDS

A WEAK TORNADO FORMED FOUR MILES NORTHEAST OF BROOKSVILLE AND
TRAVELED NORTHEAST INTO MARSHALL COUNTY, ENDING NEAR COUNTY ROAD 12.
THREE STRUCTURES WERE DAMAGED.  ONE MOBILE HOME WAS MOVE OFF ITS
FOUNDATION. ONE BARN WAS DESTROYED AND ONE SINGLE FAMILY HOME LOST
PART OF ITS ROOF. SEVERAL HUNDRED TREES WERE UPROOTED OR SNAPPED.

WARNINGS: TORNADO WARNING #23/9:11 PM TO 10:00 PM
WATCHES: TORNADO WATCH #99 VALID FROM 715 PM CDT TO 2 AM 25 APRIL
2010.

SURVEYS HAVE BEEN SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY. TEAM ONE WILL SURVEY DAMAGE
IN SUMTER...MARENGO...HALE...AND BIBB COUNTIES. DAMAGE WAS REPORTED
IN THE WARD COMMUNITY IN SOUTHERN SUMTER COUNTY...AS WELL AS IN AND
AROUND THE CITY OF DEMOPOLIS CONTINUING INTO SOUTHERN HALE COUNTY.
THERE WAS ANOTHER REPORT OF A POSSIBLE DAMAGE IN CENTRAL BIBB
COUNTY NEAR THE WEST BLOCTON AREA. TEAM 2 WILL SURVEY DAMAGE THAT
WAS REPORTED AS A STORM EXITED FAYETTE COUNTY AND ENTERED EASTERN
WALKER COUNTY. DAMAGE WAS REPORTED IN THE OAKMAN AREA.

ADDITIONAL PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS WILL BE ISSUED PERIODICALLY
THROUGH THE DAY...AS SURVEY TEAMS REPORT BACK THEIR FINDINGS.

A MAJOR CONTRIBUTION TO THE SUCCESS OF OUR SEVERE WEATHER WARNING
PROGRAM IS THE RECEIPT OF STORM REPORTS FROM ALL OUR CUSTOMERS AND
PARTNERS ACROSS CENTRAL ALABAMA. IF YOU WITNESSED OR ARE AWARE OF
ANY STORM DAMAGE DUE TO HIGH WINDS OR TORNADOES...PLEASE CONTACT
YOUR LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE...OR CALL OUR STORM REPORTING
HOTLINE AT 1-800-856-0758.

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
950 PM CDT SUN APR 25 2010

...PRELIMINARY STORM SURVEY INFORMATION FROM DEKALB AND MARSHALL
COUNTIES...

A PRELIMINARY STORM SURVEY OF THE DAMAGE INCURRED ACROSS DEKALB
AND MARSHALL COUNTIES HAS BEEN COMPLETED BY NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE...MARSHALL AND DEKALB EMA...AND ALABAMA EMA. INITIAL
FINDINGS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

TORNADO 1:
THE FIRST TORNADIC STORM MOVED ACROSS MARSHALL AND DEKALB
COUNTIES. DUE TO DARKNESS...IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE TO DETERMINE IF THE
TWO SECTIONS OF THE SURVEYED DAMAGE ARE A SINGLE TRACK OR TWO
SEPARATE TRACKS. UNTIL A FINAL DETERMINATION CAN BE MADE...THE
DAMAGE AREAS WILL BE ADDRESSED BY SECTIONS. ADDITIONAL SURVEYS ARE
PLANNED MONDAY.

THE NUMBER OF INJURIES IS IN EXCESS OF 33.

SECTION 1: ALBERTVILLE TO GERALDINE
* EVENT TYPE: TORNADO
* EVENT DATE: 04/24/10

* ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 140 MPH
* PRELIMINARY RATING: EF-3

* PATH LENGTH: 18.5 MILES
* MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH: 3/4 MILE

* SUMMARY: THIS SECTION TOUCHED DOWN EAST OF ALBERTVILLE...MOVED
  ACROSS THE CITY...THEN MOVED NORTHEASTWARD INTO THE TOWN OF
  GERALDINE. THE CITY OF ALBERTVILLE WAS ESPECIALLY HARD HIT...
  WITH DAMAGE TO NUMEROUS RESIDENCES...ALBERTVILLE HIGH SCHOOL...
  SEVERAL LARGE RETAIL BUILDINGS. EXTENSIVE TREE DAMAGE WAS ALSO
  OBSERVED THROUGHOUT THE DAMAGE PATH. IN THE TOWN OF GERALDINE...
  NUMEROUS LARGE TREES WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED WHICH ALSO LED TO
  SOME STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO RESIDENCES. THIS WAS NOTED ALONG
  COUNTY ROAD 227 AND 52...JUST SOUTHEAST OF HIGHWAY 75.

SECTION 2: NEAR MENTONE
* EVENT TYPE: TORNADO
* EVENT DATE: 04/24/10

* ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 140 MPH
* PRELIMINARY RATING: EF-3

* PATH LENGTH:  2.0 MILES
* MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH: 1/4 MILE

* SUMMARY: THIS SECTION OF THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ABOUT 3 TO 4
  MILES SOUTHEAST OF MENTONE...BETWEEN COUNTY ROAD 106 AND 117.
  THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE OCCURRED TO A TRAILER PARK (MORNING
  GLORY COURT) WHERE SEVERAL SINGLE WIDE MANUFACTURED HOMES WERE
  COMPLETELY DESTROYED. NUMEROUS LARGE TREES WERE ALSO SNAPPED OR
  UPROOTED.

  SEVERAL INJURIES OCCURRED WITH THIS TORNADO BUT AN EXACT NUMBER
  IS UNKNOWN AT THIS TIME.

TORNADO 2: MOUNT VERNON (NORTHEAST OF COLLINSVILLE)

* EVENT TYPE: TORNADO
* EVENT DATE: 04/24/10

* ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 150 MPH
* PRELIMINARY RATING: EF-3

* PATH LENGTH: 7.3 MILES
* MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH: 1/4 TO 1/2 MILE

* SUMMARY: AS PART OF A SEPARATE STORM...THIS TORNADO IMPACTED THE
  AREAS FROM MOUNT VERNON TO DOG TOWN IN EXTREME SOUTHEAST DEKALB
  COUNTY. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE OCCURRED NEAR THE
  INTERSECTION OF COUNTY ROAD 80 AND 55 WHERE THE MCNUTT MEMORIAL
  UNITED METHODIST CHURCH AND A SMALLER HOUSE NEXT TO IT WERE BOTH
  DESTROYED. OAK TREES NEARBY WERE DEBARKED AS WELL. STRUCTURAL
  DAMAGE TO RESIDENCES ALONG COUNTY ROAD 79 OCCURRED...JUST WEST
  OF HIGHWAY 176. FARTHER WEST WHERE THE TORNADO INITIALLY TOUCHED
  DOWN...SEVERAL SINGLE WIDE MANUFACTURED HOMES WERE DESTROYED
  ALONG COUNTY ROAD 60...BETWEEN COUNTY ROAD 822 AND 892. NUMEROUS
  LARGE TREES WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED.

  SEVERAL INJURIES OCCURRED WITH THIS TORNADO BUT AN EXACT NUMBER
  IS UNKNOWN AT THIS TIME.

THESE FINDINGS ARE PRELIMINARY AND ARE SUBJECT TO ADJUSTMENT.
PICTURES AND SUMMARY MATERIALS WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ON OUR WEB
PAGE AT WEATHER.GOV/HUNTSVILLE /ALL LOWER CASE/.

SURVEYED BY: COYNE/WHITE
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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
121 PM CDT SUN APR 25 2010

...PRELIMINARY STORM SURVEY INFORMATION FROM CULLMAN COUNTY...

A PRELIMINARY STORM SURVEY OF THE DAMAGE INCURRED ACROSS CULLMAN
COUNTY HAS BEEN COMPLETED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PERSONNEL.
INITIAL FINDINGS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

* EVENT TYPE: TORNADO
* EVENT DATE: 04/24/10
* EVENT TIME: 713 PM CDT

* ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 115.0 MPH
* PRELIMINARY RATING: EF-2

* PATH LENGTH: 6 MILES
* MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH: 300 YARDS

* SUMMARY: AN EF-2 TORNADO FIRST TOUCHED DOWN ON HIGHWAY 31 JUST
  SOUTH OF THE COUNTY ROAD 601 INTERSECTION. THE TORNADO DAMAGED
  ROOFS TO TWO BUSINESSES IN THE PHELAN COMMUNITY. THE TORNADO
  THEN MOVED NORTHEAST AND DOWNED SEVERAL POWER LINES AND SNAPPED
  AND UPROOTED OVER 100 TREES INCLUDING PINE AND OAK TREES. MINOR
  ROOF DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED ON A HOUSE ON COUNTY ROAD 601 AND A
  CARPORT WAS DESTROYED ON COUNTY ROAD 622 LOOP. BEFORE THE
  TORNADO CROSSED THE BROGLEN RIVER...OVER 20 PINE TREES WERE
  SNAPPED. TWO CHICKEN HOUSES WERE DESTROYED AND SEVERAL TREES
  WERE DOWNED NEAR COUNTY ROAD 747 IN THE WELTI COMMUNITY. TIN
  ROOF DEBRIS FROM THE CHICKEN HOUSES WAS THROWN OVER ONE MILE
  ALONG THE TORNADO PATH. THE TORNADO FINALLY LIFTED ON COUNTY
  ROAD 643 BUT NOT BEFORE CAUSING ROOF DAMAGE TO A BARN AND
  KNOCKING DOWN SEVERAL TREES.

THESE FINDINGS ARE PRELIMINARY AND ARE SUBJECT TO ADJUSTMENT.
PICTURES AND SUMMARY MATERIALS WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ON OUR WEB
PAGE AT WEATHER.GOV/HUNTSVILLE /ALL LOWER CASE/.

SURVEYED BY: KNS/JLL