Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Mobile County Tornado

Monday a tornado occurred in South Mobile County in the Irvington community, near Bayou La Batre. Several homes were damaged and a mobile home was overturned in the storm. No injuries were reported.

According to the Mobile Press-Register, "Weather officials began tracking the tornado as it moved over the west end of Dauphin Island. The parent storm passed over the Mississippi Sound and into the southern tip of the county, where observers spotted a wall cloud -- a rotating part of a thunderstorm extending from the cloud base and from which tornadoes can drop.
It appeared the tornado didn't actually touch down until reaching the Coden area, Garmon said."

In addition to the tornado, there were numerous reports of flooding and wind damage across the state yesterday.

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