Tag: tornado

Wednesday Night’s Fairview Tornado

Wednesday Night’s Fairview Tornado

| March 19, 2021 @ 1:37 pm

This is a discussion of the EF-1 tornado that moved through Northeast Cullman County Wednesday night. The tornado was on the ground for 7 minutes, from 9:36pm until 9:43pm CT. The path length was 5 miles, and the estimated peak wind was 100 mph. Many trees were blown down, and there was structural damage, but […]

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Statement From NWS/ADPH Concerning Tornado Sheltering

Statement From NWS/ADPH Concerning Tornado Sheltering

| March 22, 2020 @ 9:03 am

From the Alabama Department of Public Health:

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December 16, 2000

December 16, 2000

| December 16, 2016 @ 6:12 am

On this date in 2000… an EF4 tornado tore through the southern part of Tuscaloosa, killing eleven people and injuring over 100. Nine of the fatalities occurred in mobile homes, one in a vehicle, and one in a commercial building converted to residential use. Six of those killed were females and five were males. Ages […]

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On This Date In 1994

On This Date In 1994

| March 27, 2016 @ 6:51 am

On Palm Sunday, March 27, 1994, an EF-4 tornado struck the Goshen United Methodist Church, north of Piedmont, killing 20 people during the morning worship service; 92 were injured. A warning was issued 12 minutes before the tornado destroyed the church building, but unfortunately they never heard the warning. The deaths at the church brought […]

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Fifteen Years Ago Today

Fifteen Years Ago Today

| December 16, 2015 @ 6:43 am

On December 16, 2000… an EF4 tornado tore through the southern part of Tuscaloosa, killing eleven people and injuring over 100. Nine of the fatalities occurred in mobile homes, one in a vehicle, and one in a commercial building converted to residential use. Six of those killed were females and five were males. Ages ranged […]

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James Remembers the Brent Tornado

James Remembers the Brent Tornado

| May 27, 2015 @ 6:32 am

On Sunday night, May 27, 1973, I saw serious tornado damage for the first time in my life, and it changed my life. The sights and sounds are still fresh in my mind; almost like it happened yesterday. I was wrapping up my junior year at Tuscaloosa High School, and on that Sunday night we […]

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Twenty Years Ago Today…

Twenty Years Ago Today…

| March 27, 2014 @ 6:18 am

A series of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes moved across Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. These storms accounted for injuries to at least 422 persons, including 47 fatalities. Here in our state, the biggest tragedy was an EF-4 tornado that destroyed the Goshen United Methodist Church building during the morning worship service. Twenty […]

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On This Date In 2000….

On This Date In 2000….

| December 16, 2013 @ 6:25 am

On December 16, 2000… an F4 tornado tore through the southern part of Tuscaloosa, killing eleven people and injuring over 100. Nine of the fatalities occurred in mobile homes, one in a vehicle, and one in a commercial building converted to residential use. Six of those killed were females and five were males. Ages ranged […]

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Tornado Outbreak in Oklahoma City

Tornado Outbreak in Oklahoma City

| May 31, 2013 @ 7:51 pm

Numerous confirmed tornadoes on the ground in the Oklahoma City Metro. A cluster of supercells continue to produce tornadoes through out the area. Widespread reports of damage and a lot of reports of overturned cars and truck along the highways in the area. This is a very significant and life-threatening situation.

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