Tuesday, April 21, 2009

EF2 Confirmed in Russell County, AL

Tornado pummels area
Stories from the storm: Tornado spotted near Lakebottom
Tornado winds estimated at 120-130 mph in Phenix City, 105 mph in Columbus
Bi-City Tornado - Kurt's Weather Blog WTVM

EF-2 Tornado confirmed in Phenix City/Columbus

EF-2 tornado damages bowling alley, downs trees, blows out windows


PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
330 PM CDT MON APR 20 2009

...TORNADO DAMAGE IN RUSSELL COUNTY CROSSING INTO GEORGIA...

...COLUMBUS TORNADO...

EVENT DATE: SUNDAY 19 APRIL 2009
EVENT TYPE: EF-2 TORNADO
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS (MPH): 115 MPH
EVENT START LOCATION: 32.4594N/85.0231W (RUSSELL COUNTY EXTENDING
INTO GEORGIA)
EVENT END LOCATION: 32.47445N/85.9564W
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH (IN MILES): 4 MILES
DAMAGE WIDTH (IN YARDS): 250 YARDS

FIVE BUSINESSES SUSTAINED MAJOR DAMAGE. SEVEN HOMES WITH MINOR TO
MAJOR DAMAGE MOSTLY TO ROOFS. BETWEEN ONE HUNDRED AND TWO HUNDRED
TREES SNAPPED AND UPROOTED.

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