Tuesday, April 21, 2009

EF2 Confirmed: Blount/St. Clair Counties

Update: Power expected to be restored to all Alabama Power customers tonight
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
215 PM CDT MON APR 20 2009

...TORNADO DAMAGE FOUND IN BLOUNT AND ST CLAIR COUNTIES...

...HIGHLAND LAKE TORNADO...

EVENT DATE: SUNDAY 19 APRIL 2009
EVENT TYPE: EF-2 TORNADO
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS (MPH): 122 MPH
EVENT START LOCATION: 33.8605N/86.442W (BLOUNT/ST CLAIR COUNTIES)
EVENT END LOCATION: 33.8977N/86.3376W
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH (IN MILES): 6.53 MILES
DAMAGE WIDTH (IN YARDS): 300 YARDS

EIGHTEEN STRUCTURES DAMAGED OR DESTROYED. FOUR STRUCTURES COMPLETELY
DESTROYED. SEVEN CHICKEN HOUSES DESTROYED DISPLACING 95,000
CHICKENS.


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