Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Marshall County EF1 Confirmed

2 killed as strong storms wreak damage across Tennessee Valley
2 in North Alabama die in Sunday night storms
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
834 PM CDT MON APR 20 2009

...PRELIMINARY STORM SURVEY INFORMATION FROM MARSHALL COUNTY...

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

* EVENT TYPE: TORNADO
* EVENT DATE: 04/19/09

* ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 110.0 MPH
* PRELIMINARY RATING: EF-1

* PATH LENGTH: 3 MILES
* MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH: 75 YARDS

* FATALITIES: 1
* INJURIES: 1
* SUMMARY: A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST SOUTH OF GIN ROAD IN THE
ASBURY COMMUNITY. A MOBILE HOME WAS COMPLETELY DESTROYED WITH
THE CONTENTS BLOWN 40 YARDS AND THE FRAME BLOWN 60 YARDS. ONE
OCCUPANT SUFFERED FATAL INJURIES WITH ANOTHER SUFFERING LIFE
THREATENING INJURIES. THE TORNADO TRACKED NORTHEAST DESTROYING
ONE LARGE CHICKEN HOUSE AND DAMAGING SEVERAL OTHERS. MANY
CHICKENS WERE KILLED AND TWO COWS WERE KILLED BY FLYING DEBRIS.
SEVERAL BARNS AND OUTBUILDINGS SUSTAINED SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE.
THE TORNADO WEAKENED AS IT CONTINUED TO MOVE NORTHEAST TOWARD
ASBURY ROAD WITH MINOR TREE DAMAGE BEFORE IT FINALLY LIFTED NEAR
OLD BETHEL ROAD.

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: DARDEN/LAMB

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